“. . . listen like saguaros listening to cactus wrens”   1 comment

7 Falls (1 of 1) sepia blogSonoran Desert Moonscape — Image by kenne

. . . listen like a mountain

listen like saguaros listening

to cactus wrens, coyotes, night

owl: listen like the owl

listen like the owl’s prey

jittery in rocks beneath bighorn’s

clocking feet: listen to the clock

listen to time, listen

to rattler’s warning maracas

listen, like the culebra, with

your tongues . . .

listen

carnales listen

to the hymn of it, the lie of it, the

prayer of it, the voices

singing our names: listen

it’s our story, it’s our song,

you’ve got to hear it — 

listen.

— from Listen, by Luis Alberto Urrea

One response to ““. . . listen like saguaros listening to cactus wrens”

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  1. Reblogged this on Chronic Conditions & Life Lessons and commented:
    Beautiful poem making me long for my father”s desert Arizona home. I love and miss you, Dad! 🙂

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