January in the Desert–Jingle’s Poetry Rally

Flowers everywhere....

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Submitted to Jingle’s Poetry Rally: http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/thursday-poets-rally-week-37-january-13-19/

January in the Desert

I am
a wild strawberry
woven among
low-lying oleander branches,

I am
the fear that brushes
by your body in
the darkness of a dream.

I am
slipping over
mounded slopes

of snow-capped
Santa Rosa mountains
bringing rain
and night.

I slap
the rounded curves of
wind-stroked cheeks
turned skyward.

I am the hummingbird.
I wait outside
your window
with promises of joy.

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35 thoughts on “January in the Desert–Jingle’s Poetry Rally

  1. Beautiful poem! Great writing :)

  2. […] Victoria: https://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/january-in-the-desert-jingles-poetry-rally/ […]

  3. Olivia says:

    Such a beautiful one Victoria.. spell binding and so colorful.. full of Life.. :)
    Wishing you a beautiful 2011

    Hugs xx

  4. I can feel winter’s cold in this piece. Thanks for visiting my entry, Happy Rally

  5. Wow.. I love the imageries here, Victoria :) cloud-fingers… especially stayed in mind.. nice poetry..

  6. Kavita says:

    Aww.. such fine imagery, Victory… invigorating to the senses…
    The title had a dreamy air to it.. something I absolutely loved!!

  7. hmmmmmmmm I enjoyed this one a whole lot. Chair de poule, real nice! Thank you, such a wonderfully sweet piece!!!!http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/01/16/the-best-there-is/

  8. kolembo says:

    Woke up ill-tempered this morning…poem make me smile!

  9. azfree says:

    This gives me shivers. Excellent!

  10. Carl says:

    This is full of terrific images. I loved the cheeks turned skyward. Great write!

  11. Beautiful imagery, as always! Your love of nature is wonderfully depicted in your words.

  12. thingy says:

    Oh, this is gorgeous.

  13. Nanka says:

    Beautiful poem with great imagery and much hope in the coming tomorrow!!

  14. Ina says:

    I am
    slipping over
    mounded slopes


  15. Artswebshow says:

    Excellent, very much open to perception.
    I really like the last verse

  16. A beautiful poem, enough said I think, more words would detract from the sincerity of my statement.
    The Lonely Recluse.

  17. Oh, I love this…giving a voice to the little acquaintances in this world. Wonderful.

  18. uma.a says:

    Nice..very poetic and beautiful

  19. This is a wonderful poem…

    “I am the hummingbird.
    I wait outside
    your window
    with promises of joy.”

    Words that give us something to look forward to…thank you for sharing.

  20. 83October says:

    I enjoyed the declaration…the way January is personified in the use of “I am.” Its interesting how you break from the patter on stanza 4 and 5. It didn’t disrupt the poem, if anything it was a nice break. I’ve never been in a desert, but it seems beautiful in january.

  21. fiveloaf says:

    yes! YES! haha liv! this is good! thank you for sharing. congrats on your perfect poet award wk 36.. here’s mine for this thursday.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/02/19/the-tears/

  22. Bodhirose says:

    January in the desert sounds like it’s filled with beauty. This had a very calming affect on me somehow. So lovely.

  23. Jingle says:

    beautiful imaginations..

    you are a poem that is full of promises and beauty..

    Happy Rally! :)

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