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Desirous dust devils dance for a glowing gold 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 empyrean embrace...

The watcher waits...

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 1/7/2015 2:20:00 PM
I love the use of alliterations and this piece is absolutely superlative! Beautiful poetry in motion with flawless flow and incredible imagery. Very enjoyable and memorable, my friend - Bravo! Pandita.
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Date: 12/13/2014 9:15:00 PM
Exquisite imagery melded with a gold star vocabulary.. Blown away, my friend.. hugs.. Arlene
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Date: 11/20/2014 10:07:00 PM
wow, this has to be one of the prettiest things you have ever penned. such elegant vocabulary and use of euphony! I gotta fave this one!!
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Date: 11/22/2014 6:33:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea. It was outside my usual style. It didn't even make the cut in the first contest I posted it in: "In the Desert". Go figure.
Date: 11/19/2014 12:44:00 PM
Dropping back with my congratulations Roy.
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Date: 11/17/2014 8:07:00 PM
Congratulations on your win Roy with this impressive write.
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Date: 11/17/2014 1:23:00 AM
an excellent write many congrats:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 11/16/2014 7:34:00 PM
Silken Beauty!!!!So many tasty lines. Love it!!!Congrats.........................
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Date: 11/16/2014 7:13:00 PM
I liked some of the word choices. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 10/7/2014 9:35:00 PM
What a truly fine example of alliteration Roy! An outstanding poem with bright lights shining on glorious imagery!
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Date: 9/21/2014 1:25:00 PM
An excellent write and a great read, thank you.
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Date: 9/20/2014 12:45:00 AM
amzingly beautiful, images are so fascinating... wish to see your pen winning...
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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.
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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
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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! :)
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