Friday, November 15, 2013

A Lasting Memory




A Beautiful photo of Canyon De Chelly (pronounced Day Shay) by Peggy Goetz


Cottonwood flurries
Settled in drifts
Sunrise glow
Shimmered on cliffs
Canyon wren trill
The magic still
Makes me smile

This is offered for Peggy's prompt at Poetry Jam poetryjaam.blogspot.com to write a poem 20 words or less, about "last." Her beautiful photo of Canyon De Chelly reminded me of a wonderful childhood memory..the last time that I was there, couldn't squeeze in how amazing it smelled, fresh stream, green willow...and the old Native American who stopped by our campsite selling hand beaded juniper seed necklaces, I still have it :-). Happy Weekend everyone!

21 comments:

  1. Yes Sara, places and memories and images like this one inspire. Very nice!

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    1. Hi Helen! Thought you'd relate to this :-)

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  2. A lovely memory Sarah.One that you will always treasure.

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    1. Hi Rallentanda! Yes, memories are wonderful things :-)

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  3. Great childhood memory! It is wonderful when they are still very vivid and meaningful.

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    1. Hi Gabriella! Thank you, funny how some things just stick in your mind, isn't it? :-)

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  4. ah it makes me smile as well...love the visuals in this....def makes for a great memory...smiles...hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Hi Brian! I did have a wonderful weekend, Thank you! Hope that you did too :-)

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  5. oh very cool that you still have the necklace...what a wonderful memory... sounds like a magical place..

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    1. Hi Claudia! It was, there's something about the southwest, definitely a magical place...all the canyons there have a spiritual feeling :-)

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  6. It is wonderful when the magic is remembered so vividly. Beautifully evocative writing, Sara!

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    1. Hi Mary! Thank you for such a lovely compliment! I love that word "evocative" :-)

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  7. Great job--and you did it in so few words! Bravo. It is a beautiful place and they still sell those necklaces--I got one in June.

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    1. Hi Peggy! Just trying to stay with the 20 words...I enjoy those kinds of challenges, it makes you really think about word choices. You just made my day to know they still sell those necklaces! How fun that we both have one:-)

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    1. Hi Vandana! So happy to share a smile, thank you :-)

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  9. This is beautiful and what a moment in time and life. Superbly captured

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  10. ... and your poem makes me smile, Sara. = )

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    1. Hi Laurie! Happy to share smiles with you, thank you:-)

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  11. We lived on an Indian reservation in Rough Rock, Arizona for a year and a half when I was around 11. Canyon De Chelly was a favorite jaunt for us. Beautiful.

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!