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Below is the poem entitled BEYOND THE DUNES which was written by poet nette onclaud. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Beyond the dunes, I travel far, in this morass 
Dust clouds assault these eyes' lodestar, in this morass 

Herein, this mouth thirsts for your arms like waterfall
Denied by silken touch, which chars in this morass.

I find myself tracing your face on night’s misbah
When silence rips an ache bizarre, in this morass

Alone, hikes lead to rocks untamed, doubting my fate
Till desert wind echoes afar, in this morass

Where yonder on, our moorland births, without my hands 
and cacti pierce, the landscape scars, in this morass.

an attempt on iambic hexameter
* misbah---Arabic word for lamp, lantern
Debbie Guzzi's Take A Leap
by nette onclaud 

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  1. Date: 11/16/2013 2:36:00 PM
    Way to go with this winning work..Congrats...Sara

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 11:06:00 AM
    Nette, Congratulations, on your 'Take the Leap' win............ LOVE ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 5:10:00 PM
    Nightmarish haunting use of the word MORASS wishing you well & Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 12:18:00 PM
    Thanks for the education about misbah, Nette, lovely ghazal about seeking peace, congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 6:58:00 AM
    Nette, as always your imaging is without peer--I hope you are well--my prayers go out to your country!

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 2:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win, nette

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 7:46:00 PM
    your images and language are always so unique and beautifully penned...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 6:06:00 PM
    Beautiful scenery, Nette.

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 7:10:00 AM
    Delicate, sensual....loved it!

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 8:17:00 AM
    Nette, you have penned another gem, it is always a joy to read your poetry. Hope you are going to have a splendid weekend *hugs*

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 8:30:00 AM
    How touching & beautiful. "I find myself tracing your face on night's misbah"...damn.

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 12:45:00 AM
    Hi Nette, A thoughtful and most sensual write..Thanks for the visit to my verse.. Ken

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 11:36:00 AM
    Never was a heart's longing so beautifully described as it was here. Your words sail...ethereal like desert sands.This verse is best of the nature of humanity.

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 11:35:00 AM
    Is this for Deborah s contest?cause if it is she s gonna love it my sweet friend.I missed you and my other friends too last Sunday..I need to.make sone time to hear you in the archive

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 11:15:00 AM
    Magical beauty and soulful longing.....painted like no other can do dearest nette...

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 11:06:00 AM
    Love this poem. -Patrick Farley IV

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 9:45:00 AM
    Wow, this is totally awesome, you have written expertly with this incredible write my friend! I really love reading this amazing poem of power within this dynamic piece! What spectacular writing your have displayed here Nette, Great Work!!