Swirling Sands

The sand swirling around

stretches for miles

the heat beating mercilessly down

with no relief in sight

Little bits of green

Struggle to poke thro’ the ground

A lonely snake

Swims across the sands

As a tribe of Bedouin

Travel proudly by

When night falls

The critters start their melody

As the cold winds silently creeps by

The brilliant moon suspended

In the clear sky

Throws light upon

the arid beauty of the desert

Lying uncovered and vast


this is my contribution for One Shot Wednesday, hosted by Adam Dustus this week!

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  1. #1 by gladiuspoeticus on July 29, 2010 - 5:48 AM

    Beautiful piece of nature poetry. thanks.

  2. #3 by breanacarrier on July 29, 2010 - 6:43 AM

    great imagery. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #4 by hoiden on July 30, 2010 - 2:30 AM

      ๐Ÿ™‚ thank u:)

  3. #5 by Kavita on July 29, 2010 - 7:04 AM

    I have never been to a desert… and your poem makes me want to, all the more!
    It looks so enchanting and mystical even in a picture!
    Thanks for bring back that forgotten desire, Vandana…
    Next visit to India, and I am going to Rajasthan – I don’t care how the logistics work out! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #6 by hoiden on July 29, 2010 - 4:42 PM

      Thank u Kavitha…Rajasthan is a beautiful city despite the arid conditions…i have a frnd who lives in Jaisalmer…she recommends a visit:)

      • #7 by Kavita on July 29, 2010 - 5:04 PM

        point noted! will start pestering hubby right away! ๐Ÿ™‚ if he gets bugged, i will point him to you ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #8 by hoiden on July 30, 2010 - 2:26 AM

        lols…best of luck for that ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. #9 by moondustwriter on July 29, 2010 - 7:44 AM

    There is a perfect balance in this piece. Life is competing with a harsh environment.
    Wonderful imagery

    Thanks Hoiden for posting with One Shot
    have missed you

    smiles from the Moon

    • #10 by hoiden on July 29, 2010 - 4:40 PM

      missed ur writing too…Thank u sooooo much for stopping by:)

  5. #11 by buttercup600 on July 29, 2010 - 8:09 AM

    Perfect harmony and I love the vivid imagery in this…..you have done it again girlfriend ~ Hugs xxxx

    • #12 by hoiden on July 29, 2010 - 4:40 PM

      Thank u Amanda…I’m smiling so wide now…:)

  6. #13 by deadpoet88 on July 29, 2010 - 10:37 AM

    Beautiful, such lovely imagery. I love the reference to the snake, I could see a desert snake moving in the sand in my head. Great work!

    • #14 by hoiden on July 29, 2010 - 4:43 PM

      thank u:)its wonderful tat u cud visualize what i wrote…

  7. #15 by dustus on July 29, 2010 - 1:41 PM

    You paint a vivid landscape through your words. Great descriptions of what one may see in a desert. Write on! So well done.

  8. #17 by slpmartin on July 29, 2010 - 2:11 PM

    You capture the desert well with your words…I’m still cleaning out the sand from my camera case. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Very nice poem.

    • #18 by hoiden on July 29, 2010 - 4:39 PM

      Hehe…thank u:)

      • #19 by hoiden on July 29, 2010 - 4:44 PM

        If u ever visit India…i recommend that u visit rajasthan…its a great place even if its a bit arid…(ok its very arid!!!)

  9. #20 by Desert Rose on July 29, 2010 - 7:28 PM

    i so relate to this poem,i am certainly a Desert Rose,i love it there..have been always a desert spiritual,and i do enjoy the rythm you brought to your piece,well done..:) coming from one stop , thank you for sharing..:)

    • #21 by hoiden on July 30, 2010 - 2:26 AM

      Wow…thats great…thank u for stopping by:)

  10. #22 by Desiree on July 31, 2010 - 4:04 PM

    Aah this is great.. : )

  11. #23 by Emmanuel Ibok on August 1, 2010 - 12:05 AM

    I dont even have to visit the desert anymore to be able to visual how it feels in there as your words have painted the picture clearly. Nice one.

    Cheers.

    • #24 by hoiden on August 1, 2010 - 1:57 AM

      wow thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ happy friendship day to u:)

  12. #25 by Jingle on August 1, 2010 - 1:04 AM

    awesome job!

  13. #27 by Fireblossom on August 1, 2010 - 1:29 AM

    I’m there. Through your words.

  14. #29 by suzicate on August 1, 2010 - 3:39 PM

    As the cold winds silently creeps by – love that visual!

  15. #31 by tracyhsays on August 1, 2010 - 6:45 PM

    Your words paint quite a scene in my mind…I could almost feel the hot wind on my face, and hear it brushing across the sand. Very well done.

    Tracy H

  16. #33 by DiamondsAndDogs on August 1, 2010 - 11:35 PM

    Very visual and engaging. Definitely made me feel as if I were in the desert.

    • #34 by hoiden on August 2, 2010 - 2:10 AM

      great…thank u…smiles

  17. #35 by Doraz on August 1, 2010 - 11:40 PM

    Your words are just beautiful and go so well with your gorgeous image. Nature is for all to enjoy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great week. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #36 by hoiden on August 2, 2010 - 2:09 AM

      thank u…have a great monday:)

  18. #37 by Kavita on August 2, 2010 - 9:28 AM

    Hey!!
    Got some lovely Friendship awards for you … right here !! Enjoy… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #38 by hoiden on August 2, 2010 - 4:43 PM

      wow…thank u kavita…hugs n smiles

  19. #39 by pete marshall on August 2, 2010 - 3:11 PM

    Hi, I have been away for a week and am catching up on all the great posts at One Stop….

    a vivid picture of a place i have never visited..thanks for sharing with One Shot..cheers Pete

    • #40 by hoiden on August 2, 2010 - 4:40 PM

      thank u:) thanks for stopping by:)

  20. #41 by Chloe on August 2, 2010 - 5:35 PM

    Simply fantastic – with some terrific imagery! Thanks for sharing my friend.

    Your poem, together with the image you have chosen have made me start to feel thirsty…water….water!!!

    Chloe ๐Ÿ˜€ xx

    • #42 by hoiden on August 3, 2010 - 1:47 AM

      hehe…thanks chloe:)

  21. #43 by Keshav Ram Narla on August 3, 2010 - 3:23 AM

    I always wanted to see the dessert. I was imagining it while I was flowing with your words. Thanks!

    • #44 by hoiden on August 4, 2010 - 2:27 AM

      Great….:)thank u for stopping by…have u been to Rajasthan?

  22. #45 by ladynimue on August 3, 2010 - 6:22 AM

    loved this poem ๐Ÿ™‚ really nice !! and your blog look .. thats stunning !!!! wished instantly to copy this .. but i won’t ๐Ÿ™‚ loved being here !!

    • #46 by hoiden on August 4, 2010 - 2:28 AM

      Wow thank u…i’m flattered that u like my blog so much:)

  23. #47 by Shelli Carlisle on August 4, 2010 - 3:02 AM

    lovely

  24. #49 by Jamie Dedes on August 11, 2010 - 4:46 PM

    The heat of the day in the desert. The cold of the night. I can just feel it … and getting sand in my shoes! Fine work. Nice photo. Thanks.

    Happy One Shot and enjoy tomorrow’s Poets Rally! See you there …

    • #50 by hoiden on August 12, 2010 - 1:37 AM

      thank u…c u there:)

  25. #51 by trisha on August 13, 2010 - 4:01 PM

    this is just fantastic.

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