searching for color in a desert world

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. 



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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.

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