The Lost City of Petra


In Petra, beyond fhe red sands and wild dogs
beyond the edifice, extravagant ruins
tombs and treasures of the dead
beyond the colonnaded avenues

beyond the steps worn smooth
choreographed by Bedouin and pilgrim feet
donkeys and tourists, each
selling their wares in their own way

beyond the end of the world
there was silence

broken only by goats
running down the precipitous mountainside



This visit to #HolyJordan was sponsored by the Jordan Tourism Board and Royal Jordanian Airlines


About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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