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Upon a Desert Sea

The full moon was half risen above the Earth shining her nightlight across cooling desert sands. She smiled, deep in thought and a sense of mirth, "This could have been done with my own hands." The grand landscape resembled a barren shore. Sepia grains being slathered by rippling waves without a trace of footprints, boat or an oar. This sea had no depth to serve as watery graves. No lush oasis springs from this seaside scene nor cool stream to quench a traveler's thirst. This Eastern dune held no date palms of green and seldom witnessed is rain from a cloudburst. Here, the moon does not control ebb and flow. These tidal surges are guided by Mariah's wind, where scorpions have no fear of an undertow. A vast sea of sand where man feels chagrinned.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 6/4/2018 11:10:00 PM
Wonderful write Lin, emotive and image filled.
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Lin Lane
Date: 6/7/2018 3:47:00 AM
Thank you ever so much, James.
Date: 6/4/2018 5:45:00 AM
A beautifully descriptive write with lovely imagery, Lin. Always a pleasure. T.J
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Date: 6/7/2018 3:47:00 AM
Hi T.J and thanks for visiting me with such lovely comments.
Date: 6/3/2018 11:53:00 AM
My friend, strangely this poetic and highly creative gem reminds me of dreams I once had in my youth. A fav...
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Date: 6/7/2018 3:46:00 AM
I hope they were good dreams. Thank you, Robert.
Date: 6/2/2018 1:15:00 PM
Nice imagery, Lin, I certainly don't think I would want to be stranded in the middle of the desert. John
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Date: 6/3/2018 11:39:00 AM
Nor would I, John. Thank you for visiting and leaving your thoughts.
Date: 6/1/2018 6:32:00 PM
I've played in sand hills where there was nothing but sand as far as the eye could see. But not at night under the moon fofr I was a child. Your poem fills in that part of me.
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Date: 6/3/2018 11:38:00 AM
Thanks so very much, Sun.
Date: 6/1/2018 11:51:00 AM
wow Lin I can picture the image in my head so vividly, I especially love the imagery in the second stanza, so so descriptive. I am working on a contest poem about the moon... I hope you will get the chance to read it when its finally finished:-) adding this gem to my faves:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 6/1/2018 12:27:00 PM
I'm very pleased that you find the imagery so distinctly clear. Thanks, Jan, and I look forward to reading your moon poem.