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July 30, 2016

Morning in Alpine

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Morning in Alpine


In Alpine this morning

an uphill trail guided me into the sunrise.

No vain step crunched the pebbled path,


timeless rhythm, hollow beat,

silence interrupted; a train.

A flute exalting the spirits of the sky.


Suddenly from over the hill

the sun appeared like a bouncing ball

projecting towards me.


With arms and heart wide open

Full of hope

I welcomed the brand new day.


Nydia O. Tapia – Gonzales

July 2016

A full moon still visible in the morning sky in Alpine, Texas.

A full moon still visible in the morning sky in Alpine, Texas.

Landon the flute player i met every morning during my hike up the hill.

Landon the flute player i met every morning during my hike up the hill.

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About the Author

Nydia O
A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.-Maya Angelou. La Vida Valle is where I write about "la vida" my life in the Rio Grande Valley. From this bi-cultural corner on the tip of Texas, I share my poems and my spiritual and travel experiences. I also blog about the arts, nature and my passion for historic preservation and architecture. But most importantly, let's talk about "la vida" - living our lives - in a vacation state of mind. Contributions and comments are always welcome .

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