A Wonderful Day

Yesterday was such a wonderful day
Again all of my clouds floated away.
Clear sky with a distant curtain of haze
Dripping, we climbed though a vertical maze.
Stopping briefly to admire the view
Saying hello to a hiker or two.

Onward we pushed, finally reaching the ridge
Exposed on this spectacular bridge.
The earth reaches out, an attempt to touch
Pushed upward from below, seeking so much.
The rocks like the bones of some long dead beast
Exposed by fire, in a wild frenzied feast.

Refreshed by the wind, walking alone
Following the silent sentries of stone.
She reaches the top, having lead the way
Fulfilled the wish of a small child that day.
We find a soft spot, sheltered from the wind
Like the grass already there, we move in.

Gazing out, slowly the land disappears
We talk, eat our snack, everything so clear.
Hawks riding thermals, effortless, they soar
As do our thoughts, wishing to explore more.
They make it seem easy, masters of sky
Grounded on the rocks, side by side, we lie.

She’s holding me, I feel her gentle touch
I am enjoying the moment so much.
If I had the power, using my will
To stop the earth, for the time to stand still.
Happy for this day, and trying my best
But slowly the sun moves on to the west.

It was getting late and time to descend
Maybe, hoping, that the day will not end.
Heading down, we try stopping now and then
Discussing when we can do this again.
Reaching the bottom, all that I can say
Is, that this day was a wonderful day.

David Gray