Monday, November 06, 2006

Re-Embracing Tucson
By Don Iannone



















To see yet again the olive-brown Catalina Mountains
sweetly embrace the powder blue sky
and maze-colored Sonoran desert.
To behold a fire red sunset at Gates Pass,
making my heart soar as the sun sinks,
and spreading magical stardust on the Old Pueblo.
To smell the sweet pungent sage and palo verdes
after a short afternoon rainshower.
To feel the sacred earth under my feet;
walked so long ago by the ancient ones,
and even now feel their mystical energy.
To return to Tucson one more time and re-embrace
what has long been a part of my soul.

16 comments:

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I'm wanting to go back to Arizona so bad --- this is beautiful. I'm staring at the photo. :)

trinitystar said...

Perhaps Don you never ever left Tucson. The place where the Spirits of the Paleo Indians still walk ... the crimson dusk stretching across this sacred place. Funny feel as though I have just been there whilst reading your poem. Make a wonderful day for yourself
Hugs :o)

Borut said...

I feel a shiver running through my body, not because my room is cold, which it is, but because my soul is on fire!:)

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Andrew, Trinitystar, and Borut.

Trinitystar...precisely how the poem should make you feel.

Carol said...

Ahhh this picture is awesome and your words brought back memories of our one and only trip to the US in 1998..We justloved Arizona.
I just wished we could have had more time to spend there; hmmm maybe one day we will go back...but it is a long way from Australia...

Anonymous said...

Thank you Carol. Tucson is a delight...very poetic, you might say.

Don

Pat Paulk said...

Beautiful!! Good place to escape Cleveland too!!

Kathleen said...

Don... thanks for sharing your Heart-felt experience of Tucson, it's lovely...

Dan said...

Uh huh!

gautami tripathy said...

Beautiful...

Liz said...

"To smell the sweet pungent sage and palo verdes"

How is it, that when you write - my senses come alive? (The picture is breathtaking too)

polona said...

wow! the photo, the words... almost as if i was transferred there... wonderful, don!

iamnasra said...

This poem really makes miss the land where Im living..which going to be a great development...It just Im going to miss the open land..there is so much beauty out there..Thank you...

zingtrial said...

This is beautiful post pics and words to match,Thanks for sharing.
Wish you well

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Kathleen, Dan, Gautami, Zingtrial, Nasra, Polona, and Liz. Your comments are so very much appreciated. Tucson is a magical place, and yes the sunsets are just as you see it in the picture. Makes photography easy for anyone when you have such beauty posing naked for you.

QUASAR9 said...

Hi Don,
love the warm words
love the warm colours

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