Twisted Sisters Arrive


Ravens and owls soar
Cougars roam leaving paw prints
Wind sings through breezes
Like a lullaby lulls sleep
Upon request we balance


Twisted shapes stand guard
Ancient pods with new growth
Nature calls sisters
We arrive band together
Generosity appealed


Rock masterpieces
Stand strong, proud, empowering
Gifts of nature near
Twirling vortex evident
Open to work as healers





Not to take from her
Only to hold energy
Replenishing her
Unselfish generous gifts
To balance benevolence

Humbly we nurture
Proudly we share her message
Happy we heeded
Cleared portals remain open
Divine blessings evident

This is written in 5-7-5-7-7 form!

Photos taken in Sedona, Arizona, USA – September 2011

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011

Entry for The Gooseberry Garden
Poetry Picnic – Week 8
“Friends, Relationships and Everyone around”

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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21 Responses to Twisted Sisters Arrive

  1. Elle.Tea.Emm says:

    beautiful pictures!! makes me jealous!!!!



  2. tigerbrite says:

    Super Becca. Really enjoyed it 🙂


  3. morning says:

    some insights plus wisdom in it,

    enjoyed all the paragraphs very much,



  4. We were in Sedona a month ago. I grew up in a small town southwest of Phoenix, and took my wife to see AZ for the first time. She loved it!
    I love your poem, and the pictures are wonderful!


  5. Wow such a wonderful poem and the images to go with each stanza of your poem really adds to the images so well done


  6. I love Sedona and the photos and poems are wonderful. I first visited there when I was a student nurse in the very early 60’s–it was basically untouched and the energy of that place is hard to explain.


    • becca givens says:

      The energy IS hard to explain … it is a beautiful place with no words to adequately describe … it was my first visit. Two from the group had been there many years ago … and what I expected from their stories was different than the modern day Sedona … sad to say it has become much more populated and commercialized … but this did not take away from its beauty!!


  7. Very evocative sentiments. Lovely photos beautifully presented


  8. Pat Cegan says:

    Beautiful tribute to the sacred work you all did there, Rebecca. Wonderful use of the photos and poetry form. You are blossoming forever. hugs, pat


  9. souldipper says:

    So good to see what your trip was about, Becca. I’ve not been to Sedona, but I continuously hear how spiritual it is. The photos certainly hint of that depth being there. Are you studying or enhancing your healing skills? Just great!


    • becca givens says:

      Amy – I have been directed to learning many healing techniques (Reiki, EmoTrance, EFT, Bars etc) in what seemed preparation for something, then I was asked to be a part of this healing group … the more intuitives of the group say I am an “old soul”, but I don’t feel as “clear” on my purpose in the group as they did for me 🙂 … however while there, I learned, I am not really suppose to understand (consciously); I am “just” be part of it … so I did, I was and I am! I don’t know if that makes sense ~~


  10. Renee says:

    Sedona is a beautiful place. I’m happy you now know it’s beauty as I remember it to be…vast and awesome. I am now divorced but my inlaws are buried there. Thanks for posting all of these photos.


  11. siggiofmaine says:

    The photos are awesome…I am fascinated by the scenery…the twisted trees, the colors…wow.
    And your lovely words to accompany them…thank you so very much.
    ☮ Siggi in Downeast Maine


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