Day 28 NaPoWriMo. Peru has always struck me as a sacred place. My dear friends Pam and Phil visited Peru. They spent 4 days hiking to see Machu Picchu. Phil said, “I remember being in awe seeing the southern cross while camped along the trail. So many stars when there’s no ambient light.” They hiked over dead woman’s pass at 13,800 ft and saw beautiful vivid blue butterflies near the top. Peru also offered them soaring Andean Condors at Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, and white water rafting the Urubamba River. Enjoy the poem.
The Journey is Worth the View
The difficult places,
the harsh high rugged places,
the salty, wave crushed places,
the thick dripping jungle places,
clicking with dangers
are beautiful places.
Beautiful places earned
by long treks
you gaze out over the endless landscape
watching condors with ten-foot wingspans
float on thermal currents
high above green and rocky canyons
terraced with maize.
At the moment of summit
the journey is worth the view.