Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Sentiments of the Southwest

you stand
rock carved by wind storms
a solemn cathedral
with a thousand unlit candles-
i am sun-drunk pebble, awed-



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the clouds drape hymns 
over your moody terrain
rustic-low wind sighs
 as you trace your fingers
along the barren sand dunes
i, raw with rain, bloom in response








Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Sentiments of the Southwest, hosted by Mish ~   Thanks for the visit ~

26 comments:

  1. Intriguing and the sentiments expressed -the idea of worship and nature combine to birth new dreams.

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  2. I really love the contrast between the two... a yin and yang, the rock and bloom... The southwwest spans extremes.

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  3. Nice to use the Mish-photos for inspiration. Your vignettes are very SW-gritty, prickly, & beauteous. Another sterling butt-kicking of the prompt poetics.

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  4. oh so so beautiful! The first line is absolutely stunning. Truly sensitive writing here.

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  5. This is very creative, to write from the point of view of the blooming cactus. Beautiful.

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  6. the clouds drape hymns....gorgeous. I love how you write from the viewpoint of the cactus blooms. I like both of these short poems so very much.

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  7. Grace, your usage of imagery, in both poems, is spectacular. Each poem has its own unique feel, when combined, gives the reader, a new and richer understanding of the US southwest.

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  8. Nature sure can spring through, even with a bit of rain downpouring away.

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  9. Just.Too.Gorgeous.

    THESE:
    "rock carved by wind storms"
    "sun-drunk pebble"
    "the clouds drape hymns"
    "wind sighs"
    "raw with rain"

    Oh MY.

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  10. I also enjoyed the contrasts in the photos you chose. The imagery of "a solemn cathedral
    with a thousand unlit candles" reminds of the "hoodoo" rock formations. I smiled at "rock carved" as I almost used "wind carved" in my poem.

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  11. This is soo beautiful!! Inspired :D

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  12. Gayle Walters RoseMay 3, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    Wonderful photo choices and loved your beautiful words especially that first verse.

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  13. Grace - these are lovely the second one my favorite.

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  14. You brought the scene to life, Grace. I especially love the first one.......wowzers!

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  15. Though there be many different sorts of deserts I have to agree with your sentiment--of all I have seen or ever been the rocky & cacti filled deserts hold a special place for me. And no, not because of the peyote.

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  16. A reverent write for a spiritual place...lovely poetic thoughts here.

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  17. Lovely, Grace. I love "the clouds drape hymns over your moody terrain."

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  18. Back again and "I am sun-drunk pebble, awed" is especially fine.

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  19. I agree with what many have said: "i am sun-drunk pebble" is excellent.

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  20. Your metaphors capture the different moods there very well! Beautiful!

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  21. There is such a spiritual aspect to the desert. Cathedrals can't quite rival it.

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  22. raw with rain, I love that line. Thank you, as always. Have a beautiful week.

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