Blessing Of The Rings

March 11, 2014

Blessing Of The Rings

By Gregory Hobbs

Blessing of the Rings

Photo by Gregory Hobbs


Toss a pebble in a pool,

random concentric circles migrate

from the source of all encompassing.


From these beginnings these circles

have no endings, travelling through

space and time on a raft passing through

prehistoric sand dunes, hung with spider

webs, swallow nests, and Moki steps.


Two seeds fall into a niche

and two ponderosa grow side by side,

who or when or why or how are paired

in the where of the CanyonLands.


Heart and source,

soul and reason,

love ripples.


Gregory Hobbs has been doing river trips with Holiday since 2006. He has gone on six river trips with us, but the only one he returned for was the Cataract Canyon trip in Canyonlands National Park. I think it’s safe to say, based off this poem and his return trip, that Cataract may have been his favorite trip.