Friday, February 27, 2009

Poetry Friday -- No Words To Describe

There are no words to describe
what I failed to capture
in 119 photographs


The sky was so blue
The cactus were so surprising and alien
The art was such a contrast


It was 85 degrees and crystal clear on Ash Wednesday
The blooms and bees and hummingbirds were filled with exuberance,
not mourning


I needed sunscreen, a hat,
shade, and water;
the desert did not need me at all




The round up this week is at Mommy's Favorite Children's Books.

17 comments:

  1. What beautiful photos. Love the alien catus. Glad you had a great time!

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  2. Beautiful. Might as well been another planet. I have never seen anything like these cacti.

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  3. I love the last line, "The desert did not need me at all."

    Thanks for sharing. I hope you got your sun fix! I fear winter isn't over yet.

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  4. I love the desert. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos!!

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  5. I love the beginning. Words and photographs: we all want to capture a special moments, but powerful as words and pictures may be, moments, in their full glory, can only be enjoyed in the present.

    Sounds like you did!

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  6. love the contrasts

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  7. I love the last line, too. Thanks for sharing the thoughts and photos.

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  8. The desert needed you to share your gorgeous photographs with us. But maybe it just didn't know it...

    Becky at Farm School

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  9. Beautiful! What a fruitful trip! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos and poetry with us.

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  10. 85 degrees, crystal clear AND exuberance? I could use all of that, right now! We used to live in New Mexico, and I sometimes miss the desert and its strange glory.

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  11. Gorgeous! I, too, love your last line.

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  12. You swept me away with your photographs and words.

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  13. What a needed sight as I look at at the dirty snow banks in Maine!

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  14. "The desert did not need me at all."

    Great closing, Mary Lee. Sorry you came home to the cold and the wet.

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  15. Oh, my gosh, Mary Lee, thanks for that blue sky. In the middle of one more gray Seattle day, that blue gave me goosebumps -- beautiful!

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  16. Such reat photos....I am headed there on Thursday. Love the poems which accompany them.

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