Favorite

Dust Devil 

Six Angels and the Arizona Sycamore Tree

shutterstock_133534751.jpg

From the Santa Catalinas, the Rincons, the Santa Ritas, the Tucson, the Tortolita mountains

they came faster, faster, faster than light to this mountain cradle, the Sonoran Desert. 

Spinning, spinning, spinning a cocoon of love around them.  Then right through them a thousand love arrows lift them skyward.  From young to old, leaving stardust for a pierced woman's mind. 

They see you Gabrielle Giffords, you are the Arizona Sycamore Tree.  Your roots run deep in this desert land.  You stand tall, gracing the blue Tucson sky.  Shade those in need as you bend to the Sonoran wind.

Let the summer monsoon pour down the tears of heaven into your soul.  Lightning lights your way: star dust medicine keeps you hanging on.  The rain is sweet. The rocks speak the legend of the Six Angels and the Arizona Sycamore Tree. 

They see you standing tall at first light of a new dawn.

Dancing, dancing, dancing with the morning mountain breeze.

The legend of the Six Angels and the Arizona Sycamore Tree.

—Kirk DeLong

Tags:

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Dust Devil

    Leading Ignorance
    • Feb 16, 2017
  • Dust Devil

    Boots, laced, hit hard vibram soles upon gravel
    • Jan 5, 2017

The Range

Banner - UMC Phoenix and Tucson Named Best Hospitals

Celebrate Nandi the Elephant's Birthday!

UA Research Finds Workplace Bias Differs for Single vs Married Parents

More »

Latest in Dust Devils

Most Commented On

  • What If...

    • Jul 20, 2018
  • Danehy

    Tom picks a fight with a columnist from the morning daily.
    • Aug 16, 2018
  • More »

People who saved…

Facebook Activity

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation