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A Desert Landscape / Hope


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.


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! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

6 thoughts on “A Desert Landscape / Hope

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


  2. Thanks, Halfy. Have a great week.


  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.


  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!


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


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


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