The Colorado River near Moab, Utah

The river flows past,
singing low,
its muddy waters have a
low silvery sheen.
Above the river looms
red rock cliffs,
their upper reaches sheer.
the lower slightly tiered
littered with "gravel"
composed of sand and huge boulders.
The wet spring has
greened every plant.
The green glows.
It colors the Colorado sliding by.

Written: 5-13-2005. Revision: 5-15-2005.