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Desert Duets: Sonoran Desert Poems for Two Voices

A Work-in-Progress

Poetry is seeing your world with the eyes of your heart. (Bookmarks pdf file)

Judi Moreillon

  • I love living in the Sonoran Desert. Our Tucson home is at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains on the outskirts of the city. We have quite a few wild animals that live in or travel through our neighborhood: desert tortoises, coyotes, javelinas, black-tailed jackrabbits, screech owls, Sanborn's longnose bats, chuckwallas, spadefoot toads, rattlesnakes, mourning doves, Gila woodpeckers, cactus wrens, roadrunners, tarantulas, black widow spiders, scorpions, and more.

  • I also love writing and reciting poetry. One of my favorite poetry books is Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman. Like Mr. Fleischman's poems, my Desert Duets were written to be read by two or more voices.

  • "Desert Lowriders" has been color-coded to facilitate collaborative reading. One person reads the words on the left side (blue text) and another person reads the words on the right (red text). The words that are on the same line (black text) are to be read by both voices at the same time. Readers should start by reciting the title together. (They may need to practice a couple times before it sings!) Click on the title, "Desert Lowriders," to see the poem. The poem will print out on two pages.

"Desert Lowriders"



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