Santita

Sonoran Winds

Calling like a drum in the night

Where the earth is a dry, cracked brown

The air fills with blooming creosote

& cicadas' soothing sound is afloat

I am drawn to this distant desert

Here the stars radiate something pure

Openly, against a vast sky

Inviting weary souls, like mine

To find beauty in the loneliness

Wedged between green cacti & mountains

To wear the ancient Sonoran winds  

Like a protector upon my skin

Comments16

  • Goldfinch60

    Beautiful Santita, I was there with you.

    • Santita

      So glad you joined me, Goldie. Thank you for your continued support & never-ending positivity around here.

    • G84

      Love the intricacy of the words, complex yet simple and beautifully written.

      Love it x

      • Santita

        Thank you for your kind feedback, my friend. Appreciate your visit!

      • tepo

        An invite for weary souls like mine
        To find beauty in your words
        Stunning

        • Santita

          Thank you, dear, for your continued support. Always happy to see you grace my page :)

        • orchidee

          I have to look up Sonoran there! Creosote? Someone painting fences there? And you with the bugs - cicadas? A fine write Santita.

          • Santita

            haha Creosote Bush is a plant in the Sonoran Desert; it smells like rain. I know we like to be silly, but I really appreciate that you took the time to look up the words you were unfamiliar with in this piece, it means a lot. Thank you, my friend.

          • Michael Edwards

            A beautiful write Santita.

            • Santita

              Thank you kindly, Michael :) Always grateful for your feedback.

            • Fay Slimm

              Sonoran - an evocative word to open your poem of engaging description for open-sky resonant winds dear Santi - - a piece of prose which draws in this reader to appreciate more the beauty of soundlessness in lonely places - - that last line of imagery is so inspiring and into my faves with this little gem.

              • Santita

                I am so glad you felt & experienced this piece the way that I intended, dear Fay. Thank you for your beautiful comment, I appreciate it very much :)

              • sylviasearcher

                Such beauty. Your connection with the natural world radiates and resonates . Alone in the company of the wind. Wrapping itself like a blanket and waking the mind and soul.

                Your writing wakes me up.

                • Santita

                  What a beautiful comment. It makes me happy to know that my connection with nature resonates through this piece. Thank you, lovely, for a wonderful comment!

                • Diamond

                  That's my girl! To feel beauty in the loneliness is to find your own PRESENCE.

                  • Santita

                    :) I had an inkling you might like this one, I am so glad you did. And you are right; finding our own presence is through the loneliness. Thank you, much love.

                  • dusk arising

                    I find you contemplative of shunning society for the simplicity of existence itself in this warm buzzing desert place.
                    Or is this your minds retreat. A breeze upon your flesh rewards you with the recall of this sanctuary, the inner you, impervious to the city's superficial buzz.
                    As another layer of Santita peels away do we perhaps see a soul yearning for simple values.
                    Lovely writing, giving me pictures to explore.

                    • Santita

                      Your in-depth examinations and replies to my work are refreshing. This piece is a combination of everything you said; shunning society, inner retreat, and yearning for simple values. What a wonderful comment to receive, thank you, dear friend.

                    • Christina8

                      An absolutely wonderful and refreshing piece my friend!! Love the metaphors and the descriptions, so easy to be taken away on your journey..thanks for sharing!

                      • Santita

                        Thank you, lovely lady! Glad you enjoyed it!

                      • Johnny Lawless

                        Gorgeous use of words and a great message. There is "beauty in the loneliness". We all must realize that I believe.

                        • Santita

                          I agree. Thanks for feeling the message & your kind words on this one. Much appreciated :)

                        • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

                          If there is one thing about your poetry, Santita, it isn't cliche.

                          Great images of the Sonoran desert and I believe it to be the home of the Sequoia and Saguaro cacti.

                          The beauty of your words touch the readers' hearts. :)

                          An excellent write!

                          • Santita

                            Oh yes, the Saguaro cactus is something magical. Very beautiful to see in person.

                            Thank you for such kind words, Tamara. Much appreciated :)

                          • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

                            If there is one thing about your poetry, Santita, it isn't cliche.

                            Great images of the Sonoran desert and I believe it to be the home of the Sequoia and Saguaro cacti.

                            The beauty of your words touch the readers' hearts. :)

                            An excellent write!

                          • marijoy

                            Wonderful extraordinary writing. I appreciate your talent.

                          • Poetic Dan

                            Goosebumps at the end, thank you my vibrant friend.

                          • Neville

                            there is something about these words that seem to calm, like a soothing balm might calm... whether spiritual or something else entirely, that is my gut reaction after my initial reading.. and.. I feel obliged to add, that is how I still feel after several visits here... thank you.. Neville



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