Hello Toads and Pond Dwellers - it's Hannah with a magical natural location to inspire you. Let's explore the wide web searching for aspects of Antelope Canyon, USA, to write poems about.
The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tsé bighánílíní, which means "the place where water runs through rocks" and the Lower Antelope Canyon is Hazdistazí or "spiral rock arches." Both are located within the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation.
(A beam of light in Upper Antelope Canyon
in Arizona. Lucas Löffler wiki cc)
Antelope Canyon was formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding and secondarily due to other sub-aerial processes. Rainwater, especially during monsoon season, runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Over time the passageways eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges in such a way as to form characteristic 'flowing' shapes in the rock.
Many of the clips were a bit too tourist-y flavored, for my liking but this one made me happy. I hope you enjoy it, too.
There're lots of ways you could include these canyons in your work...it could be the setting, color, sound quality or even explore the canyon in metaphor - the choice is yours. :)
Please offer new poems written for this challenge and be sure to make the rounds. I look forward to reading you. Happy weekend everyone! :)