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Clinging White Sand

Caught in the dune’s forever shifting sand
white grains shimmer the mirage distant far
ocean winds cavort over moonscape land
as shadows deepen exposing night’s star
Fine sand clings to the craving untouched skin
so gently brushed off by your love’s monsoon
was this the catalyst; a beginning?
hidden deep within the barren white dunes
Vanilla ice cream, ripple smoothing down
endless curves of white – the blowing sand shifts
seamlessly, blended by nature’s blue, drown
the time – ignored vistas of carving drifts
Summer warmth heals the soul locked in winter
a tear of joy rains down on thirsty land
did we find each other in life’s splinter?
As you brushed away the clinging white sand
-TheMsLvh © 2011

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  1. July 8, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Love the imagery, especially in the third stanza.


  2. July 8, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Ack! You made me homesick for my beloved beach! Beautiful!

  3. July 9, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    A rhythmic flow as smooth as the rolling dunes. I don’t know if you use the photo for a prompt, or write the poem and then find a photo, but they are always a perfect match.

    • July 9, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      I wrote the poem and then found the picture. So happy you liked it Mike

  4. July 11, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    So beautiful the imagery was lovely~

  5. July 13, 2011 at 10:24 am

    fav line “Summer warmth heals the soul locked in winter”.

  6. July 13, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Lovely poem giving great visuals, I enjoyed it very much :)

  7. July 13, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    “Vanilla ice cream ripple smoothing down
    endless curves of white ” – fabulous word art!

  8. July 13, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I love this…a vanilla ice-cream sand dune song, a song of healing love. Just beautiful.

  9. July 14, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Gorgeous poem! The imagery is phenomenal

    • July 14, 2011 at 8:35 am

      Thank you for taking the time to read. Your comment is gracious,

  10. July 14, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Wonderful and vivid poem. Very enjoyable!

  11. July 14, 2011 at 8:49 am

    great poem!

  12. July 16, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Beautiful alliteration. I love this poem :)
    To use a cliche, the poem flows beautifully.

  13. July 16, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    How very sweet and seductive your words are…

  14. July 18, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I like this one. I love to intermingle natural images with emotions. Well done.

  15. July 19, 2011 at 3:35 am

    This reminds me of hot lazy afternoons in Durban

  16. July 20, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Having admired your ghazal, and now this beautiful poem, I have subscribed to your blog. I want more! Dunes are so incredibly beautiful. I wondered about the stanza:

    “Vanilla ice cream ripple smoothing down
    endless curves of white – the blowing sand shifts
    seamlessly blended by nature’s blue drown
    the time ignored vistas of carving drifts

    and would have liked a little punctuation for clarity. The ebjambment had me foxed when trying to read it aloud.

  17. July 21, 2011 at 3:53 am

    this is gorgeous!

  18. August 6, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Beautiful! You have a great talent for painting pictures with your words. Great flow and I love the last stanza. “Summer warmth heals the soul locked in winter” awesome line :)

    • August 6, 2011 at 5:58 pm

      Thank you, so happy you liked that line. It felt good to write it.

  1. July 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm

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