Among the many, there are those few, special people, individuals through which an appreciation flourishes, inspiration overwhelms and beauty is exemplified.
So, it is with Annabel – a professional dancer & choreographer, talented poetess, lovely lady and dear friend. Having discussed her visit to a desert temple known as the Mogao Caves, I wrote this poem…
Like an oasis in the desert, you're a wellspring of overflowing beauty who makes flowers blossom where there is no water, and shadows long for the dawn of day. Rising in the east, you are a burgeoning vision of loveliness, warming days, pathways and the hearts of those who can recognize an angel. As a woman who enlivens each trail you traverse, may your days be many, your reach expansive, and your soul replete with such grand blessings as you've conveyed, herein.
© 2023 Phil Perkins
PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.
The Caves of Altamira, by Steely Dan (1976) – see lyrics here.
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