How beautiful a portrait, with magnificent hue;
a painting as elegant as this, to view.
Only God could create such a masterpiece,
a brushstroke from heaven, sketched with ease.
Golden colors surrounding the waters of blue;
misty warm vapors inviting you.
The heat that penetrates the land around;
keeps one from touching this blistering ground.
Tranquility consumes, while thoughts engage;
an elusive sight I cannot evade
Entranced by the beauty that captures my soul;
resolved I’ll return, no matter how old.
This poem was written for a contest describing the picture above,
which is a picture of Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park.
The poem came in "First Place".
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