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The Angel’s Bower

A Prayer for the Earth

Angel’s Bower, Silver Falls, Oregon. Photo ©Erika Burkhalter.

Walking in the woods the other morning,
I saw what could have only been an angel’s bower.

Softened by golden lichen and hairy moss,
and dipped in arched sunlight,
just so,
the cross-laid branches seemed to glow
from within, perhaps because of the heavenly touch
of last night’s dreamy occupant.



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Erika Burkhalter

Erika Burkhalter

Photographer, yogi, cat-mom, lover of travel and nature, spreading amazement for Mother Earth, one photo, poem or story at a time. (MA Yoga, MS Neuropsychology)