Desert Night: A Poem

December 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Poetry) (, , )

Desert Night: A Poem

Howl of the jackal penetrating the darkness
The desert cold
where by day it sizzled with heat
In the day the sun is blinding
By night the stars hang as welcome lanterns
And the moon a beacon lighthouse for an ocean of sand.

-A poem written by Christopher
Friday December 25th
2015.

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32 Comments

  1. doesitevenmatter3 said,

    OHMYGOSH! What a beautiful picture you have painted with your words! πŸ™‚
    I’m so glad for those lanterns and lighthouse!
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  2. Hyperion said,

    This brought back many memories of navigating across the desert with the Milky Way so clear and bright it seemed one could count every star. When the moon was full you didn’t need any artificial light. I loved it at night. It was the only time the water in my eyes didn’t feel like it was boiling.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, I thought this poem might bring back memories for you, Daniel. πŸ™‚

      This poem was based on my paternal grandmother’s descriptions of Egypt which she visited.

      • Hyperion said,

        It was a sublime recreation of those desert nights long ago. The silence in the desert when one is still allows one to hear the universe hum above. It could have been camels farting just over the hill, but I think not.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, there aren’t too many places where one can still hear the hum of the universe.

        Two large bucketloads of chili and a couple of camels nearby can let you listen to the sound of the other.

      • Hyperion said,

        It’s a haunting sound to say the least. I could always tell the difference. The universe was a steady hum and the other was closely followed by camel herders screaming as they ran over the hill to escape the impending gloom.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        The music of the spheres on the one hand and the music of the rears on the other. πŸ˜›

      • Hyperion said,

        Bwaaaa haaa haaaa !BRAP! whoops. Laughed too hard.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Your computer screen thanks you fro the malt whisky. πŸ˜€

      • Hyperion said,

        My screen is becoming accustom to working in wet conditions.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        As malt whisky shoots out while reading my blogs and other substances shoot out when you’re looking at paintings of Sherrielock Holmes. πŸ˜€

      • Hyperion said,

        Oh so true! Sherrielock is becoming a real favorite of mine just as much as Michelangelo is favored by Ana. And, I have a lovely picture of her to motivate my day. πŸ˜€

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Great works of art never fail to inspire. πŸ™‚

      • Hyperion said,

        Of this, I am certain! πŸ˜€

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        As you sing, “I did it my way…” as you wipe off your computer screen.

      • Hyperion said,

        Thinking to myself, this looks like a job for Oxyclean!

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Or Sherrie’s Magic Carpet Miracle Stain Remover. πŸ˜€

      • Hyperion said,

        Actually, you’re right. I do believe it is the preferred solution.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Sherrie uses it to polish off her over frisky amorous lawn ornament leprechauns in her fairy land garden.

      • Hyperion said,

        Bwaaaa haaaaaa haaaaaa! I wonder if there is a video of that πŸ˜€

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Maybe it’s made it to YouTube. πŸ™‚

      • Hyperion said,

        Rated X for Exceptional πŸ˜€

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        πŸ˜€

  3. ѕнєяяιє βˆ‚Ρ” ναℓєяια said,

    This is so beautiful, Chris.
    Making the night looks the more romantic than daylight …

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