Thursday, March 09, 2006

Google Sonnet 10: Betatakin

Contrast Ancient Toeholds In The Betatakin Ruins

The cliff house of Betatakin has only ceremonial structures.
During the summer, the sun never fully hits Betatakin.
Betatakin is set within a fantastic sandstone arch facing south.
Betatakin Canyon is one of the secrets which few people know.
The Wetherill brothers had discovered Keet Seel and Betatakin.
We endured a soaking downpour and wet night in the van
     at Betatakin.
You have a map of Orion overlaid with the Hopi/Anasazi sites
     with Rigel at Betatakin;
as bits of Navajo red clay fall to the floor from the soles,
     my mind wanders back to Betatakin.

Betatakin Fiddleleaf, Betatakin Nama,
Betatakin, one of these caves is 450 feet long.
Betatakin was created more than 900 years ago,
the lichen and moss flora of Betatakin.
Two springs and one well are near Betatakin,
the ruins of the mysterious forsaken Indian Village Betatakin.

~Dig Chase 2006

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