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Life Arts    H3'ed 8/10/08

AZ Reflections

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In Arizona one may greet

The desert with its burning heat.

And then next day upon a hill,

Confront the gaping Canyon's chill.

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From cactus to the piñon pine

And Colorado's serpentine,

One wonders at the vast array

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On any Arizona day.

Sedona with its flaming rocks

Is one of nature's wondrous shocks,

While Tlaquepaque's alleys show

An air of distant Mexico.

The Anasazi Spirits weep

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And Mogollons, in disbelief,

Watch thieves profane their petroglyphs

In Mesa Verde's undercliffs.

Old Phoenix rose from smelted ashes

By copper mining mountain gashes"-

But real estate now dominates

Among the Valley's potentates.

The Superstition Mountains hold

Much more than tales of buried gold.

The ashes of my gentle folks

Now rest beneath the mountain's oaks.

On Arizona's Granite Reef

Where geckos play and life is brief,

One looks in vain for purling streams

And finds instead one's bleakest dreams.

Mark SconceThe Poet Realtor


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