Since my trip to New York City, I've been sick with the flu. I was then swamped with Christmas duties. I missed all my holiday postings as a result. I was finally feeling better this week so I went with my two fur-kids and husband on a daytrip out to see Chaco Canyon in northeastern New Mexico. We stopped to see Georgia O'Keeffe's Black Place on the way and braved a snow-packed 16-mile washboarded dirt road out to the major historic ruin site of Choco. One poetry reading resulted.
Click to enlarge the remains of Pueblo Bonito, the cultural center of Chaco.
Mary McCray reading poetry to the ruins of Pueblo Bonito, the culture center not only of the prehistoric Chaco Canyon but to prehistoric cultures all throughout the southwest. Cultured or not, the 900-year old ghosts of Chaco are not appreciating the 1960s Beat poets. (2012, photo by John McCray)