In the Desert

In the Desert

A Poem by Brad Dehler

In the desert,

            The parched sand

Indicative of my throat

In the forest,

            Moisture pooled on my tongue-

            Akin to the leaves

The sea…

            The sea deceived me

© 2022 Brad Dehler


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Surely the endless movement of sea or ocean fascinates the more than average viewer. Can sit, stand or crouch and watch q great expanse of lqiuid near breathing - its mighty chest going hell for leather, keeping one wither alert or - depending on mood, relaxed, at peace.. mesmerized. Have slept overnight in the desert, have splept on quite a few beaches.. there is a vast difference.. yet the surroundings can make infinity closer. Your words conjur here, take one other than at the screen.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Brad Dehler

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much Emma. Yes, there is so much more there. I enjoyed reading your expansive insight o.. read more



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Surely the endless movement of sea or ocean fascinates the more than average viewer. Can sit, stand or crouch and watch q great expanse of lqiuid near breathing - its mighty chest going hell for leather, keeping one wither alert or - depending on mood, relaxed, at peace.. mesmerized. Have slept overnight in the desert, have splept on quite a few beaches.. there is a vast difference.. yet the surroundings can make infinity closer. Your words conjur here, take one other than at the screen.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Brad Dehler

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much Emma. Yes, there is so much more there. I enjoyed reading your expansive insight o.. read more
The sea is where all prayers bounce off
As we stand their dreaming praying wishing hoping
The sea can deceive but oh what a beautiful deceiver
Loved your write

Posted 3 Months Ago


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Brad Dehler

1 Month Ago

Beautiful deceiver indeed. I have a strong affinity for the ocean. When writing this i kind of surpr.. read more
Nature, can be kind and nature can be hell. Nice movement of thoughts. I have respected nature. I suicided boarded three years of Winter storms in California. In the hands of the sea. We learn. We are very small. Thank you Brad for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Brad Dehler

1 Month Ago

Thank you for the compliment! i am humbled thank you thank you Coyote. It means a lot to me. I like .. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

Was my pleasure Brad and you are welcome.
Which is what we get with saltwater, whether tears or whitecaps. I enjoyed this, a very thought invoking write.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Brad Dehler

4 Months Ago

Thank you Fabian! Really appreciate your insight and time.
Brad Dehler

4 Months Ago

Precisely right on the saltwater, be it "tears or whitecaps"
Powerful writing, thanks for sharing.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Brad Dehler

6 Months Ago

Absolutely, much appreciated from you
The sea is so profound, treachery, therefore is in its nature. Whats amazing is how your words think of people like the sea.

Moisture pooled on my tongue-
Akin to the leaves

Please accept my compliments on the superb imagery here. These are the kind of things I dream of writing and I'm sure all who love writing do. So delightful!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Brad Dehler

6 Months Ago

Such a great compliment. I am humbled. Thank you so so much!!
DIVYA

6 Months Ago

Have a great day :)
Brad Dehler

6 Months Ago

You too, have a great day DIVYA :)
This can be interpreted in many ways, but I'll spare you my code breaking... Uhh skillZ. Hahaha


Thanks for sharing, I've enjoyed the read.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Brad Dehler

6 Months Ago

Absolutely Dennis. That is the charm of writing poetry sometimes- the double or triple + meanings. S.. read more
Dennis Wolf

6 Months Ago

Yeah well.. I like to have the freedom of flooding words and expressions the readers way... Hadn't t.. read more
Some things are easily seen "Cause and Effect" and we can shape our reactions accordingly.
Some things are "Cause and Affect", making you feel a certain way, surprisingly, counterintuitively.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Wow, that was way too cool. Just the thoughts that flow in this, the comparisons, the depth of the feelings. I am rambling here but it is the fault of this poem. not me. I will be back to read more.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Brad Dehler

7 Months Ago

Heartfelt thank you. Double "cool" vote. I appreciate you. Really happy this has positive impact for.. read more
The sea offers many depths as it is deep and dark. The salt water would parch you like the desert. Yet, the shear mass of water seems to want to water you like the leaves amongst the forest. Deception for sure! Enjoyed this thought provoking write.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Brad Dehler

7 Months Ago

You are much appreciated. I hope for people to find it thought provoking. Thank you for being so kee.. read more

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Brad Dehler
Brad Dehler

Salem, OR



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Hello I am interested in sharing some of the poetry I've produced since I was little. This is not for career or monetary gain, not that there is anything wrong with having art as a career, but I am ju.. more..

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