of sand and fire

imageimageimageimageimageimageA desert song, made still

in creeping light at dusk.
A sea of rippled skin, flapping
in the breeze.
Laced with unexpected purples, lemon and gold:
it stretches and yawns.
Moon-ball shrinks, then drops,
as searing orange turns to stars.
A small translucent  pincer edges towards
the flame, with a sting in its tail.

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19 responses to “of sand and fire

  1. Beautiful! hugs Paula xx

  2. mj

    Beautiful…. searing orange turns to stars…

  3. Radiant, like a desert flower dwells in the seering heat and freezing night; it lives on irrepressible.

  4. Andrea, the poetry and photographs are a lovely combination. They each work on their own merit…together they make an exquisite package.

    ron

  5. poppytump

    what a lovely lead in trail with your pictures and words …. lovely .

  6. I’m sure I’ve ben there.

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