Adobe Red

•May 20, 2008 • 5 Comments

deserts upon high
add delightful aromas
of thick mountain pine


adobe red clay
exposed to the Southwest heat
takes in searing sun

— genece hamby


Striking Beauty

•May 18, 2008 • 3 Comments

I sailed in.
The sun warmed the nape of my neck
and lit the sea and sky
that blended into a background
of high steep cliffs on three sides

closer to the shore
double strings of fish
strung by their gill
and a flotilla of pleasure boats
accompanied by leaping dolphins
added to the colorful landscape

looking up,
I saw the tip top ridge,
the sparkling white snow-like houses
preserved streets, squares and walls
entombed in the solidified ash,
the apex of volcanic memory
even stone staircases still intact

Later, I gazed at a starless daytime sky
and marveled at the unique ‘scape’, the sea
Santorini rippling down my spine
here in this place of promise

And for now – it is all mine

— genece hamby

She Strums Her Soul

•May 11, 2008 • 12 Comments

Lowering her eyes
she strums her soul in quiet
contemplating truths

a slim and long neck
with drum-like rounded body
connects the Geisha

breath and innocence
of playful innuendos
teasing all seasons

she chants of flowers
bringing beauty to the heart
as a song of love

— genece hamby

Secret Love

•April 29, 2008 • 1 Comment

sultry hearts blossom
arouse the scent of passion
flames a secret love

— genece hamby

Desert Beauty

•April 23, 2008 • 5 Comments

hot, scorching breath of
rugged land carries stillness
into soft beauty

— genece hamby

At Dawn She Rises

•April 21, 2008 • 9 Comments

at dawn she rises
and emerges from the depth
of a muddy swamp

— genece hamby

Pink Persuasion

•April 19, 2008 • 1 Comment

the trumpet of love
yields its beauty and essence
in pink persuasion

— genece hamby