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The Empty Quarter

Desirous dust devils dance for a chromium god,
withering winds wandering whither they wish.

Silenced as shadows stretch, silhouetting strange shapes,
elongated ellipses etching the expansive emptiness.

Quickly cooling, the sunset slathers the sky in carnelian colors.

Deep desert darkness descends, a moonless diaphanous dome.
Looming above us, the luminous universe lifts our eyes aloft.

A celestial shining so supreme it spawns starry shadows,
succoring our unsatisfied souls in its ethereal embrace...

The watcher waits...

Roy Jerden
In the Desert contest
September 15, 2014



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  1. Date: 9/17/2014 12:35:00 PM

    Wow Roy! This is so creative. I love it and hope to see it high on the winning list.
  1. Date: 9/16/2014 5:10:00 PM

    Very expressive work that you have penned..Reads like a winner to me..I have seen several of these with the desert as topics and they are all just so good the person doing the contest is going to have a touch time deciding..Thanks for the visit..Sara
  1. Date: 9/16/2014 10:51:00 AM

    Hi, Roy, this sounds like a winner to me! Great imagery and your use of w, s, and d, etc. are heard. Good luck! :)