TGFC (Thank God For Computers)

Well it’s research time for me again.  You see I just got a lead on a poetry anthology about The Grand Canyon.  I saw that majestic crevice in the ’70s when I was flying to Las Vegas to visit a friend, but I wondered: Could I write poetry about it?

I awoke yesterday with the beginning lines for a mule- ride-into-the canyon poem, and finished it this morning.  While still in bed (I seem to do my best work there — go figure) I started another one about river rafting on The Colorado.  That one sounded pretty good, but then I wondered: Is it accurate?  I then did the only logical thing I could — I forced myself out from under those comfy covers and plodded into my makeshift office and trusty computer and researched The Grand Canyon… Now I’ve got enough information to write at least 3 more poems; maybe more.  If you wish to get more information about this anthology email:  and Happy writing!

Sandra Branum


About sandrabranum

I'm a philosopher, dreamer, poet, writer -- not necessarily in that order -- and I get to write it all down and share it with the world thanks to the Wonderful World Wide Web!
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5 Responses to TGFC (Thank God For Computers)

  1. JL Stratton says:

    Good luck to you as you ponder the darkened shadows and the towering cliffs of that great crevis. Remember to put yourself there, among the rocky path leading down to an unanticipated freshness below as cool river water rushes by. Remember to engage yourself into the smells of the water, the rocks and dirt. Remember to express the tactile pleasure of the tough leather across the mule’s strong back as you sway and jostle about on your way into the abyss.

    • sandrabranum says:

      I think YOU should take those images and write a poem to submit for the anthology. There’s no cash involved, but you will get a copy of the book if your poetry is selected. What do you say; wanna put Ellison to work again?

  2. You’re writing about something that’s practically in my back yard. Maybe I should take Bongo there so he can write about it. When I’ve seen it at its most beautiful is covered in snow.

  3. After reading this entry I was instantly reminded of “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” — Napoleon Hill

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