Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sun in the Sands

 
I speak of Desert without repose
Carved by relentless winds
Torn up from its bowels
Blinded by sands
Unsheltered solitary
Yellow as death
Wrinkled like parchment
Face turned to the sun.

"Landscapes" by Lebanese poet Andrée Chedid 1978
Photo taken in Al Ain 2011 by Moi

6 comments:

Guyana-Gyal June 11, 2011 at 11:13 PM  

Andree Chedid...that name sounded familiar until I remembered, her work is in a collection of poems I have, a book I'd bought at a book sale, Women of the fertile crescent.

Her writing's powerful.

Chrissy Brand June 14, 2011 at 12:15 PM  

Great poem to accompany equally good photo

Chrissy
http://mancunianwave.blogspot.com/

AbuDhabiDailyPhotographer June 15, 2011 at 2:46 PM  

Is this poem in your book?

Thanks Chrissy - I really like this photo.

Guyana-Gyal June 16, 2011 at 2:13 PM  

I've just seen your question...no, this one isn't in my book.
It's a collection of many women's writings. Strong stuff, not for the faint-hearted.

Guyana-Gyal June 16, 2011 at 2:14 PM  

And speaking of photos...yours always remind me of how small / fragile we all are. [I think I've said this before].

admin August 30, 2011 at 9:21 AM  

amazing desert, I want to go there someday ^_^

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