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A Desert Landscape / Hope

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A Desert Landscape / Hope

Heat shimmers above the orange sand –
The landscape sculpted by the Creator’s hand.
Wind-blown swirls of light and shade,
Wind-worn rocks of wondrous shape.

Hills and valleys, dry as dust,
A river course where water must
Have once given life to the arid earth
Before the years of drought brought death.

A lizard darts quick as a blink
Into the shade of a piece of stone.
Proof that there is some life after all
And the struggle for survival can be won.

Photo: Freenaturepictures.com
©DGA

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

6 thoughts on “A Desert Landscape / Hope

  1. I like this, Adee.
    I could feel the heat radiating off the sand.
    xx

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  2. Thanks, Halfy. Have a great week.

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  3. How apt that this follows your poem about water…. There’s beauty to be found even in the arid of landscapes… where the battle to live is fought constantly.

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  4. You’re right, Lyndatjie. I would love to go to the Namib desert with a proper camera, lol. All I have is my trusty cellphone camera. Desert scenery is so beautiful!

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  5. Girl, your assonance and alliteration in that middle stanza are brilliant.
    Wonderful, wonderful poem!

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  6. My goodness, Cindy, thank you so much! (don’t know where to find smileys) *smiles broadly*

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