By J Ann Crowder

You grow on sandy blankets, like springtide's silhouette lighting barren land left behind by winter’s dream
You dip toward a sky’s dotted and dappled, shimmering umbrella
You soak beneath heaven’s lamplight of silky Milky Way
Stars bow to your gaze and a dry, lazy desert entreats your delicate hues dressing her
You are an oasis of pungently sweet aromas amidst stagnant fields of heat
Bees steal your saccharine kisses of nectar—we capture their honeyed delights in jars
You bedazzle lonely beaches yearning for color
Desert Rose,
You flood empty spaces inside me, filling them with poetry as I paint you with my words
Your luscious pinks and strong edges of reds dance on my thoughts, enlivening visions of stardust on earth’s black cloak
’Tis light pressing against nothingness, creating magic’s luminous song
You press against stark and brittle bones of thirsty, colorless landscapes
You bloom on slight threads, weary and near broken
You exemplify teachings of nature’s eternal truths: Light’s strength is stronger than dark’s heavy veil—when light enters, dark will always part her thick and dreary curtains

Written February 1st, 2017.

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Nelson D Reyes
over 3 years

I melted on the fifth line. And the rest is "sweet honey wings" that delivered me straight to cloud nine! What a beautiful song the desert rose itself and the symphony it gives to a dark barren land infusing "nature's eternal truths" and "filling empty spaces...with poetry". A wonderful new image of the beach and the desert with desert rose. and you. Thank you Jenifer. Fave .

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
over 3 years

Thank you friend! You are always spot on in your interpretations of my poems. I truly appreciate the comments. Very lovely!

Robert L. Martin
over 3 years

Beautiful words, as usual. I can see the colors dancing

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
over 3 years

Thank you Robert! I need to read some more of your poems too!

Ingeborg von Finsterwalde/Waltraud I Mack
over 3 years

What a delightful poem describing beauty in all colors of the rainbow. Thank you so much for sharing.

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
over 3 years

Thank you! I am particularly a nature poet. I'm always looking for new ways to describe nature, and am searching for the metaphors. We can learn so much from all that is around us.

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