Sunday, July 6, 2014

Valley of the Rocks

Courtesy of Red Shoes


Oh,  to  travel  beyond  heavenly star beads
entering  realms  where  ancient  ones  drum
aromatic  purple  sage, drifting tumbleweeds
deep within russet earthly  soil, vortexes hum

salmon canyons,  wild  spirited  horses  run 
  thunder- bird hovers,  full of energy and light
journey quest  beyond  the burnt  orange  sun
  hot desert  oasis , primordial power in flight

clustered buttes,  monuments of  sandstone 
 towering  totems , spiritual animal guides
 breaking  hushed  silence, winds gently moan
within canyon walls mysticism  resides

lost in thoughts echoes of horse hooves

gold//yellow rays sashay across an electric blue sky
traveling cinnamon valley of stone and sand
chanting primal songs shadowy apparitions cry
sensing vibrations, inner heartbeat of the land

sunlit vista, journey into the great unknown
majestic castle butte, fortress of dreams
towering cliffs , view of a king on a throne
flickering in the horizon golden sunbeams

beneath scorching sun,  parched dry earth
souls wander protecting sacred gateways
cool rain quenching thirst, offering rebirth
dancing rhythm, rain makers give praise

lost in thoughts, embracing renewal

posted for Poets United

Author's note: This poem was inspired by
a friend who recently visited
Monument Valley and provided me
with this picture. Thank-you


42 comments:

  1. Ah, Truedessa! This poem really sounds with passion and inspire me too! Love your new style too :)xx

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    1. Hi Humbird, I am glad you felt inspired. Thank you so much for your kind words.

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  2. A very refreshing read, I enjoyed the spiritual journey ~ I so want to meet a rainmaker in real life ~ Have a lovely week ~

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    1. Hi Grace,

      I agree would be wonderful to meet a rainmaker..

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  3. Amazing take Truedessa! One can see lots of beauty even in arid and dry surroundings. It is a question of what one cares to see. That will determine how much one can see!

    Hank

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    1. Hi Hank,

      Thank you beauty is in the eye of the beholder..we see what we see..

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  4. a beautiful visual...love those old places where the spirit horses run...made me think of the west...so full of color as well.....renewal is def a good thing to embrace....and it will def set the feet to dancing...

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    1. Hi Brian,

      Thanks for visiting so good to see you again. I am all for renewal..

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  5. i love this vast enchanting world that your magical words created...

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    1. Thank you I am glad you could feel the magic..I've never been to this place but, hopefully some day.

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  6. Excellent visuals. I didn't get to hear horse hooves, but I have been there. The desert holds a lot of magic.

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    1. Alex,

      Thank you for your gracious words...someday I hope to venture there and actually feel the magic.

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  7. You have captured the atmosphere and breathed breath into the area really. I have seen some of those rock formations out in Arizona. Breath-taking.

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    1. Mary,

      Thank you for such a lovely comment..I am smiling..

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  8. What an evocative poem! I love the visuals, especially the colors you conjure up.

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    1. Gabriella thank you for visiting..so kind of you..

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  9. Wow! I was entranced by the magical imagery of your verse. My favorite piece I have read so far today. The mysticism and spiritual basis of your words combine to make a deep impression. :-)
    -HA

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    1. Wow, thank you so much HA, it is always nice when a reader enjoys what I have written :-)

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  10. I am treated to so much colour as i read this poem, a virtual canvas , a work of art

    Have a nice Sunday

    Much love...

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    1. Thank you ...I hope you have a nice Sunday as well..

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  11. What a picture you paint. Your poems made me think of Santa Fe/Taos areas of New Mexico where I live. It reminded me of the Native American culture there, so in love with nature. I love your colors and the beauty you invoke.

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    1. Actually, the picture inspired me to write..I tried to capture the journey within this sacred place.

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  12. This is absolutely glorious - such vivid imagery - the horses hooves, the sage and tumbleweed, the red canyons.....a spectacular photo too - would be so awesome to be there in person. In your poem, I almost am.

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    1. Hi Sherry,

      It certainly has a story to tell filled with magic and the allure of nature it's like someone took a brush and painted the scene.

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  13. You summed it up even more so than one who has even been there. So much to see even if at first glance it does look bare. Spirits and stone together as one, protecting the road to other realms beneath the scorching sun.

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    1. There he is Mister Pat Hatt
      the guy who's blog is where it's at

      Spirits protect that land I am sure it is true
      how could it not be so under a sky of blue

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  14. You're a true poet, alright. Fortress of dreams.... I like that. I'd settle for a couch of dreams. You know what I'm talking about.

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    1. Ah a fortress of dreams
      held within the walls it seems
      I do know what you mean

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  15. Such a natural spiritual poem. I enjoyed it.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and welcome..

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  16. I especially like that second stanza. The whole piece is painted so colorfully, so vivid.

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    1. thank you for seeing the colors..

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  17. Such vivid descriptions. I've not gotten to see or hear wild horses in this environment, but this type of place is my favorite place to visit, relax, and just soak in everything.

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    1. thanks for visiting..I hope to get there some day to take in the view..

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  18. there you go again. your talent for extraordinary, magical choice of words. that accompanying photo is my fortress in another life, another world of fantasy and myth. thanks for taking me to your fairy tale world once again!!!

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    1. Thank you James for your generous comment and I'm glad you enjoyed a glimpse of the other world. Have a great day!

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  19. Hi there, Truedessa...

    Marvelous... just marvelous!!

    Thank you...

    That is the most magical place I have ever visited... I wish I could go one more time before school starts back...

    I do love it so...

    ~shoes~

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    1. Hi Shoes,

      You are most welcome..I hope you are doing well..

      Peace..

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