searching for color in a desert world


2CCCA5D1-9299-4581-BDB7-2A4A10CD40B10309D596-1834-4218-A7B9-7E04A5FCE24C96BF0663-6CB1-43D5-988C-6F96E3BEDBE2
this is no garden place,
these terra cotta hills
and mountain face.

she aches for blue
beyond this sky,
some rainbow’d why.

but still
she finds a slip of pink
to fuel her ink;
a bramble of crimson,
that golden saffron sun-drum
rising on.

 

 

.
It’s been awhile since I wrote for dVerse (#crazysummer #cuzcovid #everythingisstupid). Love the Quadrille, and this is me catching up for the past 5 of ’em, all in one place. 

 

 

This entry was posted in dVerse poems, Quadrille, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to searching for color in a desert world

  1. Shawna says:

    Those photos are GORGEOUS! I hope you’ll keep adding them to your posts.

    I am in complete awe of that stunning poem. Sometimes you write your very best after taking a long break.

    my favorite:
    “a bramble of crimson,
    that golden saffron”

    • whimsygizmo says:

      Thanks, Girl. For some reason the word “bramble” is stuck in my head this week.

    • whimsygizmo says:

      PS: thanks for the photos comment. On the mornings I drag my butt out of bed super early enough to walk (it’s in the teen-hundreds here right now during the day), I am trying to take pics of beautiful things. The world makes me weary right now.

  2. Shawna says:

    How about following this up with a “searching for color in a dessert world”? You can list all the yummy things we could eat … if we were eating sugar.

  3. This is beyond gorgeous for me, a fellow desert-dweller. You are so talented, my friend.

  4. Oh I love this… what a wonderful world the desert can be, but oh so unforgiving.

  5. Finding color in all we see. Your descriptive phrases are gorgeous, as are the spectacular photos.

Use your words.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.