Francine In Retirement
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I visited the Grand Canyon, one of the seven wonders of the world, last August.  I stood at the cliff overlooking a masterpiece of God’s work.  I viewed in awe and in wonder at the awesome work of His hand.  Their were moments where I could only praise Him for what He had done.  In creating the Earth he has designed for us a beautiful place in which to live. Who could ask for a more wonderful home.

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Grand Canyon

by: Lisa A. Williams (1961- )



I look to the depths, Far, far below,

To crevices, caverns, formed long ago,

To twisting trails, Ledges steep

Winding rivers with pools so deep.

Under the gaze Of Wotan’s Throne,

A river of scarlet steals mammoth stone.

High above, In heaven’s eye,

the Temple of Vishnu, Guards changing sky.

Mountains greet, With great surprise,

Cascades of color With each sunrise.

Golden walls, with lavender hues,

Shades of pink and smoky blues.

Rainbows of stone,

Dance in fading light,

Lengthening shadows,

With the approach of night.

Distant howls echo, In black skies,

Piercing the silence, With lonely cries.

Into the depths Of the purple abyss,

Surrounded by towering Crimson cliffs.

Showers of turquoise, Bathe ancient walls,

Sculpting new images As water falls.

Bright Angel Point, In creations glory,

From the beginning,

Knew the story,

Of a piece of untamed land,

How it succumbed To nature’s hand.

Woven by time, Into glorious form,

Witness to age And frequent storm.

Beneath an endless sky of change,

The molten earth Expanded range,

Took over more Of untouched ground,

Transforming stone Into craggy mound.

Watchtowers rose From the silent earth,

Each new creation, Celebrating its birth.

Below an air of altered shade,

A new foundation Of world was made.

A brush in hand, The painter can see,

The miracle of nature And all it can be.

Trying to capture the beauty Of age,

Seems impossible with human gauge.

So much to take in, The eyes try to behold,

An ancient image Of creation so bold.

Formed by ice and melting snow, An artist’s canvas,

Sketched long ago.


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  1. That is waaaaaay more than masterpiece Francine 🙂

    Wonderful photos of it

  2. What a beautiful place. I hope to visit it one day.

  3. God’s masterpiece! Stunning photo gallery for the Grand Canyon!

  4. God was really inspired when He did that! Beautiful!

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  6. Can’t beat the grand canyon for natural masterpiece – excellent choice Francine.

  7. Breathtakingly lovely! A masterpiece indeed. 🙂

  8. ‘Temple of Vishnu’, a wonder! 🙂

  9. Great captured, Francine. Happy weekend… 🙂

  10. Beautiful as always!

  11. Yes, I so agree with you, Francine. It is a great masterpiece. Wonderful poem. 🙂

  12. As always, simply stunning 🙂

  13. The Grand Canyon is on hubby’s bucket list! I can see why! Fabulous!

  14. cannot argue with that one 🙂

  15. God is the original creator of the masterpiece. Anything that man creates is just an attempt to mirror His.

  16. beautiful pictures.

  17. beautiful photos and true words

  18. Wow, what an excellent choice for Masterpiece, Francine. I hope to see the Grand Canyon in person before my time on earth is finished.

  19. I have never been here these photos are so beautiful. I feel like I was there myself.

  20. Indeed ! What a creation of the nature earth !… I had been there a decade ago..

  21. What stunning pictures of the Grand Canyon, Francine! It truly is a great creation. 🙂

  22. Thank you so much! The images are majestic. I have never been to the Grand Canyon, so I very much appreciate your picture eye.

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  24. A spectacular masterpiece that make us appreciate the beauty and healing power of Nature.

  25. it is unimaginable until it is seen in person. A great collection of photos. The poem pulls it all into prospective.
    A Masterpiece of a post, Francine.
    Blessings …

  26. Absolutely gorgoeus impressions!! I went there some 30 years ago, I’d love to come back one day.

  27. No we could not have asked for a better home! Thank you for sharing this fantastic gallery and poem Francine.

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