Pagosa Springs Artists


Everyone through life must journey,

following roads both narrow and wide;

If he travels far enough, finds slippery

slopes as well as dizzying heights.


Every life has turnings, windings

through the nightfall and through light;

beasts sojourn, prowl in our forests,

but landmarks guide, restore our sights.


Every man will sometimes falter,

struggling vainly while ensnared;

mired in bogs, in grime and terror,

needing but his burden shared.


Hillcrests give each man perspective,

show his route from all directions;

give one views behind, beyond, and

point the way to new horizons.



first published in Illinois State Poetry Society 

also published in PICTURE HEALING Chapbook

©2007 Bonnie Manion


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