Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fragrance and Place Intertwined


It was a magical place, 
our secret paradise 
harbored in the nexus
between lush alpine forest
and the living desert
Tall pines blended in an open
tapestry with fragrant sage
and the scent of you.



visit his blog site to see what he crafted 
and other notable poets weaved.
Wakan Tankan Nici Un 
(May the Great Spirit walk with you) 
 Fin 

Photos: Petroglyph photograph in the Eastern Panamint Mountains, Death Valley, California
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ' She Who Watches"
Native American Warrior found on google
New York State University -

25 comments:

  1. Wonderful words, excellently written.

    Yvonne.

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  2. What a nicely woven love story to place and person.

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  3. What a beauriful array of sights, words, and media you have assembled here Joanny.
    You got it going on Baby....G

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  4. Lovely! I enjoyed how you incorporated your love for the land and your significant other. Well done! And the pictures etc. are great!

    http://harrischanningauthor.blogspot.com/2010/08/sunday-160_22.html

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  5. magical and fun 160,
    I enjoy your talent in making it entertaining!

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  6. Great 160, Joanny. I love Native American music, and the way they look at the bigger picture. You may have caught a hint of that in some of my posts.

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  7. A magical and powerful 160, your words have a vivid beauty. My favourite parts was,

    "our secret paradise
    harbored in the nexus"

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Your poem is divine, and the images and song are really lovely.

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  9. Our home state has been touched by beauty and creativity of Native hands and you meld the two together in your 160. The music was a great touch. Thanks for playing.

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  10. PS - have you written a story behind the origin of the "Dowsers Daughter"? You have me curious.

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  11. Oh! Beautiful and romantic. I'm on a sage kick lately, so that was a wonderful scent for me here. And the pictures are fantastic complements.

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  12. What a beautiful nature tapestry your words weave, and introducing "the scent of you" in the final line renders it perfect, complete. Lovely 160!

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  13. a magical 160 joanny - with the fragrance of adventure…liked it a lot!

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  14. a beautiful place you created joanny and brought us into it with the scent of you...nice vid too!

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  15. You always weave a place I can see and crave in my mind's eye. The aroma of sage and your partner blend to perfection. Very nice 160 Joanny

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  16. off to new mexico soon and you have sent the mood beautifully--thank you!

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  17. soo cool blog . plz visit www.rinkuji9.blogspot.com

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  18. Wonderful music, properly adapted to something modern ... or timeless! Obviously the flute can be found in all civilizations!

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  19. Hmmm! How you had time to look at the petroglyphs or smell the sage with that hunky long-haired guy around is a mystery!

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  20. Fantastic! The imagery, the words, the images - all were just made for each other!!!
    An amazing and fresh smelling 160!!!

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  21. http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.wordpress.com/2010/08/24/official-poetry-awards-the-celebrate-poet-of-july-plus/

    3 awards..
    Happy Tuesday!

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  22. I'll be honest, I now have to go look up the word "nexus"! I love that :) The beginning conjured up "hot" in my head, but the word sage really ended it peacefully. A journey for sure!

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  23. Lovely, evocative poem and photographs. I enjoyed the vid. Thanks for posting it and for your poem.

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