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Visitor’s Voices of Central Catholic 2013

Albert Bierstadt
El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, California
Gallery 29B

Noah Wilkinson

Earth is God’s Sculpture

What did you do this time, God?
You destroy Sodom and Gomorrah,
But create this majestic scene:
The towering golden trees
To the cliff of sparkling white behind them.
You carved this fine valley
Using the earth as your clay sculpture,
Molding a beautiful masterpiece of nature –
The perfect environment,
Ideal for the two innocent deer, grazing in the fields.
The slowly rushing river,
A life source for the valley,
Is perfectly placed to put all the puzzle pieces together.
I can only theorize as to what You did;
Maybe You tapped the earth with your powerful Hand?
Maybe You took Your time to create this valley?
So many maybe’s, but what we do understand
Is that this is part of Your wonderful Grandeur.