Friday, April 13, 2012

L is for a Lake Powell Lyric

F.Y.I. I am taking part in the A to Z Challenge.  Stop by tomorrow and check out my Monorhyme poem on the letter M.

A Lyric for Lake Powell
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more pleasing.
Skimming along kissed by your water’s spray,
Vacation becomes even more appeasing.

And this retreat is all too short,
Too fast the rental clock unwinds.
The boat is due back our trip we abort,
More time on Lake Powell now declined. 

After hearing many glowing reviews from friends who vacationed at Lake Powell, we decided to stop there on our way to Zion Utah. Lake Powell is known for its Houseboat Rentals, but since we were in an RV, and didn't have a week to spend cruising around the lake, we opted for two hours in a speed boat. We would have loved to rent it for longer, but we didn't have an extra $400.00 for the full day's rental.  We stayed in Wahweap RV and Campground which had recently been updated, and was less than half a mile from the shore. 

Lake Powell is America's second largest man-made-lake. It was created in 1963 when the Glen Canyon Dam held back the waters of the Colorado River, forming a vast blue lake surrounded by stunning sandstone walls. It took 17 years for the lake to fill the canyon to the high water mark (3700' above sea level), and is a playground like no place else on earth. You can find more interesting Lake Powell facts, like the ones above, by clicking, here and here. 

As our visit was a pit stop along the way, we did not have the opportunity to explore the full beauty of the lake. However, after my research for this post I am looking forward to our next trip to Lake Powell. Maybe we will even get a houseboat. A week cruising around the lake sounds like just what the doctor ordered.

Muse For Today: What's your favorite lake?


Judy said...

Lake Powell looks beautiful and I know lots of people who vacation there. Me? I like my lakes surrounded by trees and mountains :)

Ruth said...

Such a pretty place!
Lake Tahoe is pretty. I love all the trees around.

Scribbles From Jenn said...

@ Judy, lakes surrounded by trees are really nice.

@ Ruth, I like Lake Tahoe too. Went there a few years ago. So peaceful.

Sally said...

Hi Jen, it looks such a lovely place. I'm also blogging poetry all this month.
New follower.

judysnwnotes said...

Lake Powell is both beautiful and sad (due to what needed to happen to create it) -- your poem is a fine tribute to the experience.

Just "caught up" on your other AtoZ blog posts -- enjoyed the poetic variety

Nancy Thompson said...

What a beautiful place! I just visited the Grand Canyon for the first time a couple of weeks ago and Lake Powell has that same look to it. I used to houseboat on Lake Shasta in Northern CA. What a blast that was. I'm surrounded by lakes now living in the Seattle area, but not many people take advantage like they do elsewhere. Go figure!

I'm a new follower via the A to Z.

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