Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Desert Rose

photo by Ed Rose


 My eyes have seen the desert rose
roaming barefoot where the wind blows
memories filled with hopes and dreams
ancient secrets I yearn to know

soft flesh pierced by the thorns of life
bleeding from the cuts of a knife
wounds heal in a tequila sunrise
leave behind the battles of strife

in the distance a flamenco beat
soft petals swirling at my feet
sweet aroma delicate blossom
wilting in the garden of defeat 

my heart is in a solemn place
in the desert land seeking grace
to the songs of the cactus wren
waiting for sunlight's warm embrace


posted for Magpie Tales #301

30 comments:

  1. In the desert land seeking grace - that's my favorite line.

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    1. Why am I not surprised you would like that line? smiling..

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  2. This is beautiful, my fiend, especially the closing stanza. I love "my heart is in a solemn place." Mine, too.

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    1. Yes, that solemn place of reflection.

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  3. It is all beautiful but the last stanza was my favorite.

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  4. its very nice and lovely
    good work Truedessa

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  5. Hi Trudessa - 'ancient secrets I yearn to know' - I often think like that .. wonderful poem with some beautiful lines ...

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. There is so much to learn and history holds so many mysteries. To unravel a few would be divine.

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  6. Ah, nothing like the healing powers of warmth to set off such a lovely muse.

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    1. Ha - the light is a powerful healer..

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  7. When the sun shines on through a better or at least brighter lol day can come on due

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    1. Hi Pat,

      That is very true...the light brings energy..

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  8. My eyes have seen the desert rose...

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    1. Your eyes have seen the desert rose as well :)

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    1. I tried to capture the sorrow in her eyes.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and welcome

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  11. 'tis very picturesque!

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  12. What a vivid image painted by words
    Stanza number 2 stands out for me. I think of a beach scene in Mexico.

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    1. I do enjoy a margarita or two and those tequila sunrises can be beautiful

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  13. to the songs of the cactus wren
    waiting for sunlight's warm embrace

    There is life in the hot desert lands. One just needs to wait and be surprised when it shows itself!

    Hank

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    1. Hi Hank,

      I have always wanted to see the desert. To hear the hum of the vortexes.

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  14. beautiful poem. really captures the feel

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