Desert Sands

Desert Sands

A Poem by Fran Marie

Plain Desert Sands
 

~Sonnet~

Bleak is the desert with its shifting sand
a boring beige canvas of dry dead heat
dusty winds breathe fever with upper hand
miraged images of oasis sweet
Dull-simplicity,life~ abounds for none
scorched cacti cast sinister shapes with forms
outstretched under an unforgiving sun
yet the plain desert sands for no one mourns
O' that i could! evoke the heaven's rain
and a watery blue moon to awake
to paint this barren canvas new from plain
Align!~these shifting sands to brighter shape
'Alas, 'tis not so, as the sands have blown
deserts have simple beauty~all their own


© 2008 Fran Marie


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I loved this piece! I talk about sand in a lot of my pieces, and I think it's a truly miraculous subject. Although I have different views of sand and the Desert, you displayed your own ideas very eloquently and emotionally (not dramatically, but your thoughts to yourself about it in the poem added powerful voice.). I did love the ending, though. Sand is beautiful, but in a simpler, subtler way than most things we consider. A wonderful piece!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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just as you so eloquently describe.. frighteningly beautiful and almost painfully so.. but first, one has to see beyond the beige...... N x

Posted 7 Months Ago


  Fran Marie

7 Months Ago

Thanks N..so much for stopping by to read..always. Appreciate your reviews my friend
Neville Pettitt

7 Months Ago

no prob, no worries.. my pleasure :)
I agree dear Fran. The desert had a special beauty. I liked your use of description. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 9 Months Ago


  Fran Marie

9 Months Ago

Thanks John..So much appreciate your review on my poetry☺
Coyote Poetry

9 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Fran.
''Desert Sands'
Fran Marie,
What I like about your above peice is its realism. Nothing is hidden or romanticized. What is, simply is. This is true about circumstances in life as well. I felt while reading that you speak of the unforgiving sun, the deserts' own particular dryness and barrenness but then in the end it is accepted for what it is and seen as good. " deserts have simple beauty-all their own." This did me good to read.
blessings to you today.
Kathy

Posted 9 Months Ago


  Fran Marie

9 Months Ago

Thanks Kathy..ever so much appreciate your reviews..always..
Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

You bet! It is so fun to do. Have a lovely weekend.
this invokes a lot of powerful, yet subtle images of sand. A wonderful piece. I decided to go back to your beginnings and see what I could unearth.:)

Posted 4 Years Ago


  Fran Marie

4 Years Ago

so glad you found this old relic...thanks so very much, KL
Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

No problem, I like to go back and treat myself to the beginning. This place gets so bunged up in the.. read more
  Fran Marie

4 Years Ago

oh I hear that...a lot of my writing is a bit dated ...but I treasure my old pieces also those of o.. read more
Congrats on your great winning poem.

And again on this second win for this poem.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very nice. Thanks for entering my contest

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I lived in Arizona for a number of years and yes the desert is a beautiful place, with beauty all of its own. You have captured it wonderfully here. Blessings, Lesa

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I loved this piece! I talk about sand in a lot of my pieces, and I think it's a truly miraculous subject. Although I have different views of sand and the Desert, you displayed your own ideas very eloquently and emotionally (not dramatically, but your thoughts to yourself about it in the poem added powerful voice.). I did love the ending, though. Sand is beautiful, but in a simpler, subtler way than most things we consider. A wonderful piece!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

There is a definitive flow and style to the piece, that does not draw attention to it in of itself. One is not caught up in seeing it as a sonnet, rather one reads it from start to end with the realization that the desert does indeed have its own beauty and the realization they are perhaps a tad thirstier than they had been before.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

you have beautiful imagery, it paints a silent seen i rarely behold here in Colorado, the words are gentle. a nice calming piece, with wise words flowing in between.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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