Pregnant with prickly pear fragrance
emollient, apricot-mornings glow
in the open-air sanctuary
where marigold whispers softly flow
Chanting a twilit welcome
that silences the endless clamor
of a restless, jittery world
caught up in superficial glamour

Within this lung of quietude
life's rhythm cycles endlessly
creating an aromatic scene
beneath the velvet mesquite trees
This ancient desert oasis
offers serenity’s sweet breath
in company of protective mountains
for overburdened minds to find rest


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    Yeah yeah whatever! Stop showing off by posting one of the best ever poems here on MPS. It’s not big & it’s not clever. Allow us mere minions of poetry to catch up!

    Few words needed to express the quality of delivery, word usage & pure genius wordsmith(wo)manship!

    Overall; not bad; could do better! Lol!



    • Santita

      haha I will try to do better next time!
      Thank you so much for your feedback, and you certainly aren't a poetic minion! Super glad that you enjoyed it!

    • orchidee

      An eloquent sanctuary Santita! I'm dashing to it - to get away from KP's nagging, of course! She's after me money again for more Botox! heehee.

      • Santita

        Well if you are trying to avoid KP, this is the place to go. She won't ever find you there--there's no botox to be found! :)

      • Dove

        A very serene and peaceful write!
        Nicely done!

        Smilez, Dove

        • Santita

          Thank you very much, Dove! Glad you felt the peace of this write.

        • Fay Slimm

          Beautiful versing of Santuary dear friend - - filled as it is with top class imagery this one goes into my list of faves.......... a delightful read.

          • Santita

            Thank you a million times, dear Fay. I felt the best way to portray the beauty of this Sanctuary was with poetic images, delighted you saw them.

          • ron parrish aka wordman

            sounds like a sweet place to be in

            • Santita

              It truly is. Thanks for stopping by, Ron. Much appreciated!

              • ron parrish aka wordman

                you`re welcome

              • myself and me

                Hope this place is within reach. Splendid.

              • ANGELA & BRIAN

                ANGELA AQUI ! Hola Santita como estes ? Gracias for Tu Poema aromatica y directamente de tu Carazon d'Amor !
                STANZA 1. Had overtones of Aromatherapy the penetrating aroma of each flower & fruit filling the Sanctuary & our Senses - AMEN.
                STANZA 2. The rhythm of Lifes Cycles - driven by the Sun & the Wind and extracting Aromatic & Exotic scents from the flora resulting in contented minds in sublimed bodies - such is Sanctuary - Awesome. This is how & where we all dream to be ! Thanks *S* for uplifting our hearts & minds.

                Peace & Joy & Love to You & Yours !
                Abrazos y Besos ANGELA y BRAIN 💛💛💛

              • dusk arising

                Can picture you there in the dusty heat at one with your surroundings. Casting off society's web of painful disregard and plunder to be you.
                Content to be alone yet not alone. Absorbing the energy of this natural environment to recharge your verve. The magic carpet you walk upon.

              • LAWLESS

                Gorgeously woven. An absolute pleasure to read from beginning to end.

                I believe I have found the sanctuary you describe. Colorado has brought great peace to my son and I.

                Do you have a book published? If not, you really should pursue it.

              • Goldfinch60

                That sanctuary is there for all of us when we are at peace with ourselves.
                Great write Santita.


              • Saxon Crow

                Amazing poem. I love your twisty turny play with words. You're like a cat playing with an alphabet mouse

              • Poetic Dan

                Always taking me to a place of rest! Thank you

                I heard the song black velvet kick in at the end, awesome vibe as ever!

                Much peace and respect
                Keep giving it

              • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

                I was admiring the terms and word choice in this awesome poem with all that poetic imagery, mesquite trees wow never knew of those. ! You described it all exquisitely. Kudos!

                Pls Pleez do read and comment my newest poem too.

              • Quemis

                Hey, cool seeing you around again.

                Masterful, as usual.

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