Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Desert

 
The Desert
by Abu Dhabi Poet Michael Davies

Imagine for ever our God of all
in anguish peering down
on fallen earth,
wasted to a sea of particles,
emptied of hooves
and tusked mammoth,
surging once
with brutish birds,
horned life,
verdant pastures,
fickle wife,
tomb of our fathers,
home of ancient strife.

Crumbling rifts
of quivering sands,
set aside for locusts and honeyed wandering.

Only a divine hand
could create
such sacred silence.

4 comments:

Leslie in Adams Morgan March 8, 2010 at 12:21 AM  

Is that orange for real? Amazing color.

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph March 8, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

Sure is Leslie. No photoshop required on this one.

mezba March 8, 2010 at 8:11 PM  

Lovely picture! Reminds me of the Grand Canyon.

natalie March 27, 2012 at 6:23 PM  

I love your photos and your writing Leslie! I never knew Abu Dhabi was so beautiful. Thanks for sharing its marvels! I look forward to seeing more photos and reading more.

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