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  Desert Voices
by Patrick A Granfors
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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When the desert speaks in tongues

Know thy days have ended

When the whisper of the sandstone

Mocks the raven’s call

Cactus flower swansong

Sirens of eternal sanctuary

Whose sweet notes resonate

Gently

Quietly

Peacefully

Across the ages

Distant lupine cries guide the soul

Past the gates of the canyon’s jagged edge

Where the torrents of raging turmoil

Boiling thick with screaming boulders

Tumble into your abyss

Stepping stones that line your journey’s path

Constantly in motion

A path to nowhere

A path to everywhere

Ancient warrior’s chant reaches crescendo

A concert for you

Know thy days have ended

When the desert speaks in tongues

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2010 Patrick Granfors  

 

 




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Reviewed by Axilea MU 8/31/2010
Mentioning the end makes the reader feel the linear nature of time, while the structure of your poem also reminds us of its cyclical nature.
A landscape that has a lot to say...

Axilea
Reviewed by JMS Bell 8/29/2010
POWERFUL INSIGHT...FOR AT THAT TIME EVEN THE 'ROCKS' WILL CRY OUT...NO HIDING PLACE!!! WELL DONE, PATRICK; PHRASES AND IMAGERY ARE WONDERFUL. THANKS FOR SHARING, LOVE AND BLESSINGS,
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/28/2010
I love desserts, they are so lucious... nevermind!

Desert living has always been tenuous. When water and food run out, people leave. Their artifacts remain, and peyote conjures up strange tongues.

Weirdly cool.

Ron
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 8/26/2010
The soul speaks quietly...
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 8/26/2010
Like it.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/25/2010
Then the world and humanity will have come full circle from beginning to end...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by The Poetess 8/25/2010
Love the depth in this. It reminds me of my life's journey.....only my days will never end, because those stepping stones will just become clouds. ;-)
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 8/25/2010
I'm glad that I was able to attend, Patrick. The burn of the Anti-Christ's demise...

Love,
Sage
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 8/25/2010
Powerful write Patrick! The imagery is resplendent with metaphor. The first and last lines are beautiful.

Peace,
Dayvid
Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/25/2010
Nicely conceived Patrick. Interesting you used an Anasazi cliff dwelling as an illustration.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/25/2010
Quite arresting photo, and compelling verse! Excellent, Patrick!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 8/25/2010
timeless, the picture to, is like entering another world. -morgan
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/25/2010
Different for you, but quite excellent...e
Reviewed by Richard King 8/25/2010
Through your words, I think I hear it, "Across the ages." Very well said Patrick. Thanks, Dick
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 8/25/2010
Wow! Momentarily speechless! This is fantastic writing...clever phrasing...nicely done, my friend!

Anna
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 8/25/2010
This is excellent Patrick!! Excellent, excellent, excellent!! Great vocab I'm sporting today.
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 8/25/2010
Great, thoguhtful poem, Patrick. The only thing missing are the tumbling tumbleweeds. I hope your AC is still working and the cold beer and watermelon are holding out.
Your friend, Mark





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