Spirit’s Place

The Southwest
© mishunderstood, 2016-2017.

My steps crunch as I walk upon the desert sand

Truly there is no need to take my hand

I have walked these Southwestern trails for many years

Here, I have overcome my many fears


This is the land of my enchanted, sacred quest

Where I felt my heart beating in my chest

God’s fine lands of two ancient and sacred cultures

As one amongst the Artist’s grand sculptures


© Carol Campbell

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Poetics – Sentiments of the Southwest

Mish, the fantastic photographer that took the above photo is our tender today and she asked us to write about one of my favorite places on earth, the Southwest! I lived there for over 11 years and its peoples changed my whole way of viewing the world as well as the landscapes still take my breath away! God’s land! Thanks, Mish!

❤ ❤ ❤



Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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40 thoughts on “Spirit’s Place”

  1. But it is by that said sentiment one would wish to ( take your hand) to share what is all before you. no, not just what is to come or the past memory checksum. no there is no need to take your hand, but within the said same sentiment one would want to. or sum it up with a virtual hug 😛 good morning to you.

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  2. I lived in S. CA for a decade before returning to my native W. WA state, with huge volcanos in the ring of fire, deep forests running the width of it in the foothills of two mountain ranges; but over twenty years of road trips, crossing the SW on the way to TX to see in-laws has given much more appreciation for desert landscapes.

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  3. Breathtaking tribute to the Southwest. I adore this. Thank you for the very kind words that followed as well. You chose one of my favourites overlooking the Grand Canyon.

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  4. Breathtaking. And somehow, your background screen shot that has everything you write “floating” with it, goes perfectly too, even though there is the shore. How did you do that by the way? I love the effect.
    Yes — the vastness of the land in the southwest, the empty spaces you can always find, there is a beauty to it like no other. Have you read Joy Harjo and Stephen Strom’s Secrets from the Center of the World? My son gave it to me this past Christmas, knowing of my new found interest in poetry. Joy Harjo is a member of the Creek Nation, and the author of She Had Some Horses and other books of poems. Stephen Strom is a photographer who teaches or taught at Navajo Community College in Tsaile. I think you would abosolutely love the words of Harjo.

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  5. Carol, it’s like coming home, before you were even born, isn’t it? The Grand Canyon is so beautifully awesome. In hiking it in one day it nearly killed me but I lived to tell the tale!!

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