The Peshastin Pinnacles are located between Leavenworth and Wenatchee in Eastern Washington. This particular spire was the focus of a recent hike. When I intentionally listened to what the sandstone had to say this poem took shape and my favorite Bible verses followed. Nature never fails to inspire.
Rising up out of Earth
Like breaching whale
Frozen in time.
Where was I during this e-motion
Of energy in motion?
The Holy Bible
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.
Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the band of Orion?
Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?
Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, “Here we are?
Who hath put wisdom in inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?