Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Teen Geology Poetry

An Ode to a Rock
By Kurt Lahmers
Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society
Pebble Pups/Junior Member Program

From a presidential mountain face,                                                               
to the far reaches of outer space;
lays boundless, amazing discoveries,
as rocks yield their secrets in all countries.

Some rocks can reach massive sizes,
while others fit through needle eyes;
some are shiny, and others are not.
But all are remarkable, when put to thought

The sandstone arches in the Utah sun
is a rock landscape that can’t be outdone.
The relentless, ever-changing weather
brings rain, snow and ice altogether.

The granite peaks through Colorado
Create a large elongated shadow show
While they slowly erode, silently away—
but is unnoticeable in our daily fray

Through craters and volcanic plains
along the orbit where the moon reigns,
are fields of extraterrestrial moon stone
that every geologists would love to own

Rocks are seemingly everywhere;
over here and surely over there,
From mountaintops to the forest floor—
In outer space, and right outside the door.

Original art © 2012 Kurt Lahmers

Author bio: Kurt Lahmers has been participating in the Pebble Pup/Junior member program for four years. He attends 10th grade and lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is currently trying to decide on a career in science or art.

No comments:

Welcome! This is the gateway to adventure and discovery

Through this blog pebble pups and junior members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society can access their lessons, work on assignments and projects, and receive details about field trips in the Pikes Peak Region. This Internet program is also suitable for young people who are interested in Earth science but do not live near a rock club or gem and mineral society or for young people anywhere who want a deeper dive into these topics. The only requirement is that all participants must be members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society and must fill out the CSMS membership form (under important websites) and send their registration and membership fee in. Steven Veatch is the senior instructor and will need an email from you with your name, address, phone number, and permission from your parents to participate in this program.