Sentiments of the Southwest

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FotorCreated Southwest

Lo! observe as beyond the pale horizon the
desert flowers bloom; hear their gentle sigh
rising high above the wind. Perhaps bristle
and burr came in whirl of wants and words.
Charmed by the nectar of flowers and song
from wee bluebirds.

Upon exploring thus terrain round bosom
of the South; let us soak in warmth of sun
and float high along with clouds. At nights
these dunes do whisper, legends that tread
till dawn. Lo! mountains decked with pride
guard until hours of rest are gone.

Revered the desert silence;
Bestows an equal balance.

 

 

Photo credits: Mish

Posted for Poetics @ dVerse Pub

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Comments

  1. Beautiful! I love your subtle internal rhymes in this.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Linda,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  2. Breathing in this beauty:
    “hear their gentle sigh
    rising high above the wind.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello De Jackson,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  3. “Perhaps bristle
    and burr came in whirl of wants and words.”
    Lovely alliteration. I love the feel of this line!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Loreen,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  4. Grace says:

    I admire that revered silence ~ These lines are lovely :

    At nights
    these dunes do whisper, legends that tread
    till dawn.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Grace,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  5. Perhaps bristle and burr came in whirl of wants and words.

    I love the wordplay in that!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Charley,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  6. Gayle Walters Rose says:

    I love the mention of the “wee bluebirds” and this line: “Lo! mountains decked with pride guard until hours of rest are gone.” Just lovely, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gayle,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  7. Mish says:

    “Perhaps bristle and burr came in whirl of wants and words.”

    Wow……I especially like this line, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mish,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  8. Three other mentioned my favorite line /bristle & burr/; a very sturdy, colorful, accurate rendering of the SW; nicely done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Glenn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  9. kanzensakura says:

    I so enjoy the internal rhymes, the wee blue bird, the legends walking until dawn. Wonderful poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Toni,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  10. Bjorn says:

    Oh I can tell you know the desert, though not this particular one. Love the focus on sound… Deserts have a music of its own.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bjorn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  11. Gina says:

    The perfect silence XXX

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gina,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
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  12. These lines immediately stood out for me: ‘Perhaps bristle
    and burr came in whirl of wants and words.’ Gorgeous!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Kim,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  13. Bryan Ens says:

    I really like the concluding couplet. A nice wrap to a beautiful poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bryan,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  14. Lillian says:

    “Perhaps bristle
    and burr came in whirl of wants and words.”
    Favorite lines — although there are so many. You have such a distictive “voice” in your writing. This is, as always, beautifully penned — or I really should say “painted.” Sighing I am.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Lillian,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  15. lynn says:

    I’m hearing Navajo flute music in this one too…beautiful, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Lynn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  16. Patti says:

    Yes. The internal rhymes turn your words to music. I love that.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Patti,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  17. Clearly, you have been to the southwest! I love that you chose a sonnet and your interior rhymes are fantastic!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Carol,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  18. victoria says:

    This is so exquisite…you have captured the SW. Sorry I didn’t make it to prompt nights. I had a perfect poem but I’ve been on the road (desert) and knew I wouldn’t have time to visit others. We got home to a mess and I’m just catching up.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Victoria,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

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