Category Archives: Palo verde tree

Lighting

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Palo verde blossoms, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Lighting the desert with new blossoms…

 
 
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Weekend

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Palo verde blossoms, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


  
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First weekend of spring—
an outcry from a boulder
startles the blind man.
  
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First weekend of spring—
by reading classics aloud,
she consoles herself.
  
~~ 3 ~~
  
first weekend of spring—
beach boys beating their sandals
to rid them of sand
  
~~ 4 ~~
  
First weekend of spring—
exhausted, though the surf pounds,
she sleeps on the shore.
  
~~ 5 ~~
  
First weekend of spring—
she tries to name the birdsong
that disturbs her sleep.
  
~~ 6 ~~
  
First weekend of spring—
a flame in the eastern sky
makes the blind man flinch.
 

 
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Palo verde tree

Fearing

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Palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

in the tree debris
a tiny hidden creature
fearing for its life

 
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Guardian

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Palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Guardian of twisted and tangled ways…

 
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Thanks

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Palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


a grateful pilgrim
giving thanks along the way
for each living thing

 
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Looking

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Palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


looking for a sign
amid the tangled branches—
any one will do

 
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Song

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Palo verde trees, growing beside a Maricopa County wash, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in all living things
the song of a single word
thrumming day and night

 
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Brushed

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A palo verde tree, growing beside a Maricopa County wash, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Brushed by passing clouds,
the palo verde’s tresses
still remain unkempt.

 
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Refuge

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A stand of palo verde trees, Maricopa County, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


on a sizzling day
taking refuge from the sun
underneath a tree
 
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Are trees better companions than humans?

 
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