Desert Chants

Poetry, Art & Conversations by T Newfields


Desert Fireworks
Sun Worship
Kachina Chants
Fossil Song
Canyon at Night
Desert Fire
The Fire Within Sand
Sand Tracks
Grains of Sand
Desert Eye
Desert Meteor
Sacred Feathers
Desert Dream
Sand Whispers
Sky Song
Desert Bloom
Sunset Shades
Old Peyote
Desert Chant
Ancient Fires
Desert Mandala
Where Feathers Meet
The Threads That Link Us
Earth and Sand
Future Landscape?

During part of my youth I lived in the southwestern USA. Even though I was in an air-conditioned suburb of Phoenix, Arizona I was also keenly aware that the green mirage our technology had created was an illusion. When walking past the irrigated outskirts of Mesa or Sedona I started to sense that desert landscapes were far older than any human civilization. I also came to believe that the desert would outlast us. This is a series of speculations about the desert, our place in it, and the dance of multiple life forms.

Desert Chant (small version)