Category Archives: 5-7-5

Hush

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Noisy cactus wren,
won’t you hush up long enough
to see the blossoms?

 
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Desolate

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Desolate places—
something akin to wisdom
lingers in the stones.

 
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Wren

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A tree with broken branches near the shores of Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona
 


Can the shattered tree,
wren who seeks a nesting place,
hold your featherweight?

 
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Blossom

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Saguaro cactus blossoms, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Yellow butterfly,
does the white blossom please you?
Will you settle there?

 
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Unanswered

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Courthouse Square, Prescott, Arizona
 


On a shady walk
a question goes unanswered
until six o’clock.

 
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Holiness

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Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona
 


April afternoon—
the holiness of water
and a blackbird’s song

 
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Work

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Detail from a mural, Ajo, Arizona
 


Woman, why are you
always doing holy work
on your hands and knees?

 
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Ruins

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Stone ruins at Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona
  


One by one the stones
drop from the old house’s walls
till nothing remains.

  
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Notes

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A new day begins, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


long before daybreak
I listened for the dove’s song—
now the first faint notes

  
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Line

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Electric lines beside a country road at dawn, Yuma County, Arizona
  


Somewhere down the line
a conceited rooster thinks
he coaxed up the sun.

  
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