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the desert in us

>> Tuesday, July 20, 2010

















in the absence of rain
in the stillness of trees
leaves long gone
wintering somewhere



















the harsh light on my skin
the unyielding sirocco
i contemplate my retreat
conquered by a spec
of sand in my eye


















i am beguiled, taken to
the thirsting crevasses,
dark openings to endings,
where happy might be
i pour like night into day


















the desert in us, placid
as a stranger's glance,
calm as a shadow
but a stranger still



 
















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7 comments:

Fun and Fearless July 21, 2010 at 3:50 AM  

Deep and emotional. It actually reminds me of Robert Frost's "Desert Places"

A blanker whiteness of benighted snow
WIth no expression, nothing to express.

They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
Between stars - on stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home
To scare myself with my own desert places.

^_^ Whoa! Your poem is also a sharpener of my literary memory.

Cris A July 21, 2010 at 7:15 AM  

Nice to see you back. To be mentioned in the same breath as Frost is a compliment of the highest order - never mind the absence of a comparison! Haha Thanks again for the visit.

PS This was inspired by the movie Casa de Areia (House of Sand) :D

Fun and Fearless July 21, 2010 at 10:49 PM  

^_^ You're welcome. And I'm sorry. I should have focused on your poem instead of Frost's. =p

I'm not so much into movies so I'm not familiar with Casa de Areia. But that sure reminds me of an anime character who uses sand as . . . (senseless talking fading into obscurity)

Generique(lxxy)Media July 22, 2010 at 6:40 PM  

Chris, you never cease to blow me away.

Great music to go with this..so inspiring!

"i am beguiled, taken to
the thirsting crevasses,
dark openings to endings,
where happy might be
i pour like night into day"

That is literary om nom nom, my friend. :)

k@ri July 22, 2010 at 7:51 PM  

Cris, I love this. It moves me in so many ways. You are genius! The words, the pictures, the music...so perfect in so many ways. You never let us down, do you? :D

Shalini July 22, 2010 at 11:54 PM  

Looks even more beautiful here, if that's possible!

Cris A July 23, 2010 at 12:10 PM  

@FandF Haha no talk is nonsense...I think D

@lexi -thanks for the lovely compliment - keep 'em coming! Haha

@k@ri - I hope the day that I let you down will never come :D

@Shalini - Ah...it's probably the absence of adsense! Haha :D

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