Tag Archives: Desert

Wadi Rum 2

Rust red, blood red rock and sand, lit harsh by white hot sun
great mesas rise blank to the sky and here make cold shade
from a great crack that towers up,water arises fresh and clear
floats until
it soaks down into the dust of lives , works and civilisations
slow-crushed and ground by time

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Escape

A desert enters your soul
hot sun settles deep into bones
claims flesh as part of
wind, rock, sand.
Lonely dry grasses wait
in sheltered cracks
for any moisture.

Desert sunsets bleed the sky
of colour and heat
suddenly dark, suddenly cold.

Copyright © 2019 Kim Whysall-Hammond 

Desert Sky

Driving in a roast red desert
Headlights staring into primeval dark
The untrammeled sky glorious

Above us a bridge of stars
Rivering between rocky horizons
At once near and so very far

Cricking my neck to see
I bounced around the back of the open jeep
Absorbing, amid the shudders, splendor

Star birth and death, worlds hidden by distance
Great glowing nebulae
Fat in the centre, a devouring black hole

Copyright © 2017 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Desert sky

Driving in a roast red desert
Headlights staring into primeval dark
The untrammeled sky glorious

Above us a bridge of stars
Rivering between rocky horizons
At once near and so very far

Cricking my neck to see
I bounced around the back of the open jeep
Absorbing, amid the shudders, splendor

Star birth and death, worlds hidden by distance
Great glowing nebulae
Fat in the centre, a devouring black hole

Copyright © 2017 Kim Whysall-Hammond