A Pretty Woman

Original Text: 
Ortiz, Simon J. Woven Stone. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1992: 133-34.
1We came to the edge
2of the mesa
3and looked below.
4We could see
5the shallow wash
6snaking down
7from the cut
8between two mesas,
10and the cottonwoods
11from that distance
12looked like a string of turquoise,
13and the land was a pretty woman
14smiling at us
15looking at her.

Notes

9] Black Mountain: in Routt National Forest, northwest Colorado. Back to Line
Publication Notes: 
Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976: 98.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2004