Desert Canopy

Autumn Trees on Newgrove

Desert Canopy

sparse hidden life
shaded from tormenting sun
crawling, hovering and hopping
in the early dawn and night

  air clean
  air clear
air oh so dry

in town
man-made oasis
filters radiance

dense canopy
deciduous color


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I Saw Sunday – Week 62

Also posted on:

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Also posted on:

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Gooseberry Garden – Poetry Picnic Week 15 :

November, Winter, Change, and Hope

Also posted on: Winter and summer: which will win?

Photo Credit: Mine (c) 2011 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please.

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on November 24, 2011, in Highlight Sunday, I Saw Sunday, Poetry, The Gooseberry Garden and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. sparse hidden life shaded from tormenting sun.”Wow” so amazingly right on! very good words and pic,cuz i`ve seen it for real!!!!

  2. What a lovely photo. You’re inspiration for the poem? Autumn is my favorite time of the year. Perfect closing couplet. Thanks for the visit and comment on my post.

  3. You have really captured well the feel of heat, and then the relief of shade. The picture fits your words perfectly. Thanks very much for sharing this with I Saw Sunday. 🙂

  4. magicalmysticalteacher

    Golden leaves always catch my eye–and my breath! 🙂

  5. Such a beautiful image of photography and words. It seems like Lancaster has developed a lot since the 50’s when I visited a few times. As has Reno, another high desert.

  6. Oh, this is beautiful. I love the last two lines.

  7. Beautiful words to go with the image. Where would be all be without that precious water we all take so for granted, unlike those in hot dry countries where they know how precious every single drop is.

  8. very good – I love this vivid imagery

  9. a beautiful picture with wonderful words to set the scene ~

  10. Beautiful!
    Sure,my kids are the best I have for example!

  11. A beautiful poem with feelings. Delicious photo, has a nice light and delicious autumnal atmosphere. Happy weekend.

  12. thanks for joining us with this lovely picture! 🙂

  13. What a lovely photo.
    Greetings Karin

  14. very clean and clear imagery.
    what a neat write.

  15. shade 🙂 well I am going on the picture. You made me smile, thank you 🙂
    my entry:

  16. Another good one…enjoyed it very much…look forward to your posts.☺.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  17. “sparse hidden life
    shaded from tormenting sun”

    Describes our area after history making summer drought!!
    We see very little Autumn — 😦

  18. a concrete and imagistic piece…
    Williams would be proud of you. ; )

    the images evoked from the concretism is on par.
    I can imagine and feel your description (though through secondary mental perceptions.)

  19. Hello.
    Ah…the glorious colors of autumn shade.
    Nice poem & imagery.
    Thanks for sharing & visiting.I appreciate your comment.

    A Sweet, Spanish Flower

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