In the dust time and the dawningOld Mount Franklin, gaunt and bare,Holds a wondrous compensationFrom the desert's heat and glare.Etched against the blazing skyline,Sunset paling into night,Purple shadows lovely vistasVying with the holden light.Sunset sprays the sky with splendorMount Franklin's topped with glory rare,Slowly dying, crimson shadowsBring the hush of ev'ning prayer.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
"Mount Franklin" by Eula Cates Oliver
From the ridge above Fusselman Canyon looking south
Enjoy the poem below by Eula Cates Oliver from the Franklin Mountains Wilderness Park Master Plan and Long Range Development Plan of the City of El Paso, Texas. It is simply titled "Mount Franklin".