Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Monday, April 29, 2013

A Zach Sepulveda Poem


Scorching sun upon my back,
Pick in hand and shovel in my pack,
The crimson earth rests beneath my feet,
Concealing treasures held beneath.
Enchanted reality surrounds me,
Materializing an image in my mind,
Rainforests dominate the bone-dry landscape,
And giants walk where the minute crawl.
This Earth had never seen such glory,
Until those greatest of reptiles came to pass.
Nor has this glory been seen since,
Nor will it be seen again.
For this world has met its match
In the machines of man.
And in the grasp of his strangling mechanization,
Will mother nature fall at last?

Original watercolor © by S. W. Veatch

Poet's Bio: Zach is a member of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society Earth Science Scholars program. He concentrates on paleontology, research, and writng. He has been widely published in newspapers, magazines, and professional abstracts. He attends high school.

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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.