Stories from my little corner of the world, the South. Some are from the present, some from the past...but all are from my heart.

They reflect my thoughts and views, my musing about the world, and each carries with it a bit of my heart
and soul.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Desert Earth and Sky

Where desert Earth and Sky meet
multi-hued hills caress the air
ringed layers of terra firma history
rise out of the desert floor,
there's only silence
  except for the wind or raven's call.

Where desert Earth and Sky meet
Native Americans tread lightly
in reverence for ancestors
their spirits linger among the hills
and climb them to touch the sky
arms raised in prayer.

Where desert Earth and Sky meet
I felt my soul stir
its beauty clutching at my heart
its wildness yet untamed
its essence uncaptured
even in photographs.

Where desert Earth and Sky meet~
I visit there often
in my dreams.

Rose S. Williams

This poem was inspired by this photo and the memory of this beautiful place in the Painted Desert in Arizona. I felt the spirits of those who lived there before us...their voices were in the wind.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Remember ~ A poem in honor of those lost on 9/11/01~

The photos below were taken on Sept 2009 from a memorial set up on the UF Plaza of the Americans. There is a flag in memory of every life lost on that fateful day.