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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Poetry Jam's Desert

The desert stole my heart
I probably would not last long.
The formations,
The rocks,
The plants and animals
moved me.
I was humbled by my summer trip last year
and certainly want to explore more.

Deserts for Poetry Jam

Arid desert lands
Scorch me
Enrich me
Envelope me
With heat and wonder

The desert nourishes my soul
Shows me her history
In colors and formations
Lost in the beauty 
I reach for the sky
The mystery of difference
Excites me
I wonder
If I'd survive
Thrive 
Or die
Here 
Becoming just another bone
O'Keeffe would want to paint.
I smile
In wonderment
And 
Simply enjoy the view.

26 comments:

Ginny said...

Your pictures are wonderful! Especially number two. Mystical...

Sketching with Dogs said...

A poem fitting to such an incredible place.
Lynne x

Sumana Roy said...

you are absolutely right...desert is all about heat and wonder....
love the images..

Saucy Kodz said...

that's what I'm talking about. I can feel this poem as it stretches its tendrils of heat and wonder through my being. Just love this and photos fit perfectly - we are sisters for sure. lol

Sandra said...

i would love to visit a desert, any desert... beautiful pics

thewovenspoke said...

Fantastic poem Gail, you did indeed enjoy your time in the desert.

Gillena Cox said...

nice poem and photos

have a good Wednesday
much love...

TexWisGirl said...

that is lovely.

Linda Wildenstein said...

Once again you captured your subject perfectly. I love this poem. I love where I live and even having seen it's beauty a gazillion times I am still struck by the same questions you voiced. I never wonder why so many come here and stay and enrich their souls. I do wonder why some who are here have never seen any beauty or bother to look for it.
Come again and I'll take you to some of my faves.

Laurie Kolp said...

Beautiful... a wonderful place to visit, but not sure I could live there.

Jinksy said...

That looks fantastic...

Peggy said...

Sounds like you really enjoyed your trip. I recognize Monument Valley--we were there last May. The deserts are fantastic places.

Sue said...

My mom lives in the desert and loves it. Calls herself a desert rate.

I especially liked that last poem.

=)

Susan Lindquist said...

It really IS life changing to visit the desert isn't it? It is a hard and unforgiving place, but it holds such beauty and magic!

Irene said...

I was in the same place you were and felt the same way about. I liked the endless views and the rock formations and the vegetation that there is. And very much the serenity of it and the dry heat. And at night the sky with a billion stars. It is a place close to me heart.

LindaG said...

Wonderful pictures and an awesome post, Gail. ♥ :-)

Sandy said...

Beautiful pictures of a gorgeous area. Great place to find rocks of all sizes and wildlife.

alan1704 said...

lovely pictures that bring your words alive. great writing.

artbyrae said...

I absolutely love that desert area. Grand canyon Red Rock and all the rest. Seems so empty at times but it is not it is full of energy.

Donna Smith said...

I am always fascinated by places that are so different from where I live. I try to imagine, as you have, what it would be like to live there and know these plants and animals as well as I do, and instead of, the ones around me.

Willow said...

A beautiful tribute indeed !
I have had the pleasure of living in New Mexico for a while in my younger years . I can fully relate to your heart felt words.

Henny Penny said...

Your words certainly match the pictures here! Also enjoyed your last post about Andrew. He must be really good. Hope you can get a video soon. My daughter is determined to learn to play the guitar and start a "chick band"...she is 50 years old! She can sing! We shall see.

ccchampagne said...

It wasn't until embarrassingly recently that the desert started meaning more to me than merely sand, sand and more sand since I come from a country where we have more snow, snow, snow than sand. This piece filled me for a longing and a curiosity about more of what I now know to be far from just sand, sand and sand. Thank you!

SaraV said...

Gail, beautiful words! Really enjoyed the awe you expressed so well. It is magical place :-)

Josie Two Shoes said...

Beautiful poem, Gail! You have such a strong connection to the earth - rocks, trees, soil, water, and even it's history. I suspect that no matter where you travel you will feel intrigued, inspired, and yet at home!

Mary said...

You have so beautifully described the wonder of deserts in your poem. Nice.

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