Monday, April 30, 2012

Castle of Gold

Cities of Gold by J. Binford-Bell

Castle of Gold

High on the canyon wall
it hides from all but the sun
looking down on the valley floor
cliff palace
Coronado's goal.

Cities of gold
made of mud and rock
built by peoples that wore no armor
who thirsted for water
not gold.

Castles without moats or kings
sheltered by the cliffs and canyons
glowing golden in the evening sun
tucked away
from enemies and history.

J. Binford-Bell
April 2012

See Jingle Poetry at Gooseberry Gardens for other poems about castles and palaces.


  1. Oooh, I LOve this. It's a place I would visit too if I had the chance. The poem says it all. Thanks for sharing :)


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