Pagosa Springs Artists

Nama’ ko’lama


Nama’ko’lama, massive sentinel
against the east wind, smoldering,
mouldering fortress confronting
the soft seduction of cloud billows
which cradle, envelop and pillow
your hoary head breaking down
its stony resistance in a rain of tears
and falling rivers into green furrows,;

Nama’ko’lama, old massif, you are
overrun, overcome, mesmerized;
your might is blurred, obscured,
hard countenance hypnotized; and
covered in a dozen waterfalls, cold
stony face is now a weeping giant.



first published in FLOOR OF THE SKY Chapbook

also published in Poetry Atlas

©2013 Bonnie Manion


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