By Greg Hobbs
Why did the builders build you?
Because the bees led us to the water pockets
And raven played lookout over farmsteads,
See here! See here! He cried out loud,
Climb down! Climb down!
Taste the rain a cavern ceiling drips
with lightning from the sky
You can paint upon a water jar.
Every morning, every evening
Sleeping Man is with you,
In the slant the seasons make
and the Ancestors,
When it’s time to plant
and time to harvest.
(in Celebration of the Wright Paleohydrologic Survey Hovenweep National Monument 9/ 27-29/ 2015)