Photo: © Tom Legg 2004


What is the greater time,
the millions of years
to form the limestone rocks
that now wall the river,
the hundreds of thousands of years
for the river to cut its path,
or the few minutes
of waiting
for the canoe
to become silhouetted
by the light of the canyon opening?

Santa Elena Canyon
Big Bend State Park

The Rio Grande River walled
by Cretaceous carbonate rocks.

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