Sense of Wonder

"Sense of Wonder" was inspired by, and started while on, a white water rafting trip through the Grand Canyon. (That would be the Colorado River.)

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"Sense of Wonder" - unfinished
(To the tune of "Sound of Silence" by Paul Simon)

Hello River, my old friend.
I've come to travel you again.
Because these people adventuresome
have come, with awe, your rapids to run.
And the canyon,
      that rises from your sides,
fills their eyes,
And catches their sense of wonder.

Down the River strong and cold,
tales of your history are told,
by the guides and by the canyon wall,
and the rockslides and waterfalls.
About your beauty,
      and what formed your present glory
an Ancient Story,
that catches their sense of wonder.

In oared boats we move along,
or in a boat pulled strong.
At night under the stars we sleep,
next to the River in the canyon deep.