Saturday, May 22, 2010

From Taos to Gallup and Canyon de Chelly

You still come to me like a fresh lover
Woman of brown and pale pink
I should have left everything for you
should have gone so deep into your heart
I'd get lost in yellow aspen leaves
stand on the straw of your autumn
I should never have taken another lover
I should have walked your hills
till my soles burned
till the sky, that old dwarf,
opened its secrets
till someone stopped whispering your name 1,000 miles away
~ Natalie Goldberg
painting, Abstract at Ghost Ranch,  by the author