2 Comments

Inspired By Lyrics #8 (Peaceful Easy Feeling)


I like the way your sparkling earrings lay
Against your skin so brown
And I wanna sleep with you in the desert tonight
With a billion stars around
~Eagles, Peaceful Easy Feeling

Living in Chicago has one major disadvantage. That is, I am over one thousand miles from my beloved desert. I miss the Mojave. I miss the Sonoran. Mostly, my heart aches for lack of contact with the Great Basin.

How can one love a barren desert?

First, it’s vital to understand the desert is not barren. It’s beauty is not slap in the face gorgeous. It’s not ostentatious. It is not a peacock strutting gaily for all, begging everyone for admiration.The desert’s beauty is in it’s apparent starkness.

Second, one must realize beauty comes in many forms. Not everyone wants a tall, long legged, waif like, pearly skinned, buxom blonde with blue eyes. Some of us prefer brunettes with brown eyes. Some of us prefer petite. Some of us prefer muscles and ink. Some of us prefer cocoa skin. Some of us prefer mass without the ‘m’. Some of us prefer a mind that will challenge us. Some of us prefer a poet who, with a turn of a pen, crafts words pregnant with images borne of the heart.

It is easy to admire eye turning color. It is much more difficult to to a accept as beautiful a landscape seemingly devoid of color, a landscape more at home in a monochrome photograph than one captured in finely grained Kodachrome.

One must hunt beauty in the desert, change one’s view of beauty to find the exquisiteness in subtleties instead of the overt. It takes time to find the tiny yellow flower protected by a sea of thorns. It takes concentration to hear the distant trill of a bird riding the noise of a gentle breeze. It takes perspective to discern the geometric patterns in eroded rock.

Mostly, I miss laying ‘neath a billion stars representing the billions of dreams of humanity. I miss laying ‘neath a billion stars with my life’s star at my side, miss seeing those billion stars captured in the reflection her eye, miss that peaceful easy feeling of sleeping with my wife ‘neath a blanket of a billion, billion stars.

Advertisements

2 comments on “Inspired By Lyrics #8 (Peaceful Easy Feeling)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

she's a seeker

Currently, Nepal.

Inside my cellar

Watch closely as an author thoughts unveil truths through a vision that was once mere premonition. Thoughts From A balcony inside the minds of the intuitive

STREET x SPREZZA

Vintage Style and Modern Tailoring

Linda J. Wolff - WolffPoetry.com, Publishing and Writing Resources.

Wolff Poetry is a free resource that offers poetry writings, publishing and writing resources for poets, and writers, and poetic writings of Linda J. Wolff

Heartstring Eulogies

Conjured by Sarah Doughty

Srijana Kattel

Ramblings of an empty mind

Travelling around the world

Traveller, photography

ishanlin.wordpress.com/

All images © I-Shan Lin

TESSEROLOGY

A MOSAIC OF BITS AND PIECES ON TRAVEL, LIFE AND TIMES

leaf and twig

where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry

Virtual Vomit

Sometimes its easier than others

Lipstick on a Pig

The Sartorial Explorations of a Middle Aged Man

The Used Life

Experiments in the Art of Mastering None

My Human Experience

Life. Travel. Tarot. Astrology.

simplisticInsights

Simple made easy! psychology love feeling emotion thought behaviour success strategy

Love it Now

Love is ever-present within our own Being but we might not feel it until we live in the Now. "Love it Now" was created to share ideas about loving and being present in the here and now. Enjoy!

%d bloggers like this: