Thursday Poets Rally Week 57 (December 1-7, 2011)
Once bitten, thence smitten,
it is said, but not written,
in the Land of Enchantment,
From Tesuque, a Pueblo,
to the Mescalero,
to the White Sands
The Sunshine State –
‘til as of late –
is the Land of Enchantment,
The Four Corners are calling,
the Pecos is sprawling,
and the Grande is a river we know.
The Chaco Canyon
a millennia more years ago.
Still standing the citadel,
it awaits for its people
to return to New Mexico.
The Spaniards had tried to
conquer and subdue
this Land of Enchantment before.
But they, too, were consumed,
as were all that could not endure.
This land is so old
that its people enfold
unto sand with the land evermore.
as the land incants
and possesses everyone’s soul.
Thin molecules in air
still flow everywhere,
the sounds of the past, on parole.
There’s no where to go
for the sound but to flow
through the sands of the land,
To listen real close,
one can still hear the ghosts –
their murmurs, their chants, their woes.
The mountains and sand,
the forests and land,
and the rivers
that all slowly flow –
That land is consuming,
and slowly subsuming,
all the living from the land, very slow.
They well understand
the the goings of Man,
in the Land of Enchantment,
(Revised 01 Dec 2011)
Copyright © 2011 Marvin Loyd Welborn. All Rights Reserved.
Beautiful, makes me want to visit New Mexico now to see it for myself
flows very well this.. don’t know what “subsuming” means though.. 😉
My husband grew up in NM and loves it. Any chance he can convince me – we return to visit his Enchanted Land. Nicely done.
Thank you for your recent visit.
Nice! It reads like a song.
well written piece.
love the rhyming,
A wonderful tribute to an awesome place. I love New Mexico! Great write!
You painted a beautiful picture of an enchanted land. The subtle shades of colors throughout the day are awesome. Love it.
this has quite the enchanting rhyme scheme…i like the echo in they know as well…the visuals are nice as well…was there about 7 years back…
It makes me wanna visit it sometime soon..
Great work 🙂
Alcina-In need of me-2
Lovely imagery! Could feel the magic in the air!
I’ve never been to New Mexico. So now I wanna go! 🙂
What a nice poetical description of Mexico. I can almost see mexico in front of my eyes. Thank you so much to bringing this poem to the Poets Rally.
This poem is a great description of one of my favorite places to visit. We have visited it many, many times. We have friends in Taos. It is always so beautiful there. You did a fabulous job of writing about it and bringing back some memories.
my entry is:
thank you very much…kind words.
I visited New Mexico for the first time this summer and liked it; yes was dry as you wrote “thin molecules in the air”. Got something meaningful from this poem.
I live here. Not in the sands but the trees. Snow currently falling outside my windows. Your words remind me of how very diverse this land I belong to is.
Beautiful. I was raised there.
Well done, Tink! Bravo!! I love your “land of enchantment”! Blessings, Terri
nice travel poem
…it’s more of an homage to the Mystery.
Beautiful. It was so hard to leave New Mexico. I was always drawn back. I finally moved to Tucson and managed to not move back, but Farmington will always be my home regardless how far or how long I stay away!! Well done, Tink! It captures the beauty and the feel for NM
Congratulations on your award! My first visit to your site. I have friends in NM and a beautiful place it is.
well, welcome. NM is indeed a land unto itself.
stylish expressions, patriotic love of land beautiful description
One of my brothers lives in NM and I’ve visited a few times. The desert areas are so different from what I’m used to here in Florida. I love the history, culture and enchantment that it holds.
You told its story so well.
Very good Tink, makes me glad I still live here and see the beauty that so many others do not!