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)

square tower
Square Tower. Credit: Greg Hobbs
Beeline to farmsteads
Beeline to farmsteads. Credit: Greg Hobbs
Water Pocket Rimrock above check dam
Water Pocket Rimrock above check dam. Credit: Greg Hobbs
Raven on Hovenweep Castle
Raven on Hovenweep Castle. Credit: Kyle Wright
Seep line spring
Seep line spring. Credit: Greg Hobbs
Sleeping Ute Mountain to the east of Square Tower Unit
Sleeping Ute Mountain to the east of Square Tower Unit. Credit: Greg Hobbs
Blood Moon Harvest Moon Eclipse Moon over Hovenweep
Blood Moon Harvest Moon Eclipse Moon over Hovenweep. Credit: Kyle Wright
Solstice Panel, Holly Unit
Solstice Panel, Holly Unit. Credit: Greg Hobbs
Julia measuring water droplets
Julia measuring water droplets. Credit: Greg Hobbs
Imagine a water jar
Imagine a water jar. Credit: Greg Hobbs
Square Tower Cistern
Square Tower Cistern. Credit: Greg Hobbs
Kristin Kuckelman
Kristin Kuckelman. Credit: Greg Hobbs
Ken Wright
Ken Wright. Credit: Greg Hobbs
Jurist in Residence
Jurist in Residence. Credit: Kyle Wright
The Wright Paleohydrologic Institute Survey Crew Hovenweep September 2015
The Wright Paleohydrologic Institute Survey Crew Hovenweep September 2015. Credit: Gary Witt
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