Wednesday, January 17, 2007

~Until the Desert Night Once Again Falls~ By Don Iannone

Moonlit desert night
Originally uploaded by Neil Ghosh.

The desert night gasps for air,
like a seething tornado howls after
its own coveted perfectly still center.
Acetylene stars hang in pitch black sky
like crystalline Cinderella slippers
on a black velvet evening gown.
Too petrified to blink, our eyes lock
with the night's penetrating stare.
We long for the moon, but fear
the dreams it may birth in us,
crippling reality before its first awkward step.
The dunes cry mournful tears,
like those of a mother losing her only child.
I pray that one of the camels will move,
breaking the suffocating silence,
whose razor-sharp knife cuts deep
into the very jugular of our being.
Morning comes not a moment too soon,
and again we walk
until the desert night once again falls.

Thank you Don for this lovely poem. please visit his blog on www. read his other poem. Im also thankful to the photo provided by Neil Gosh . Do click the photo to see other collection.


Blogger Don Iannone said...

Lovely Nasra. Thanks for posting my poem. The photo is perfect!

6:12 AM  
Anonymous LyricHut said...

Very nice visual imagery and wonderful combinations of words. I love the line:

"Acetylene stars hang in pitch black sky like crystalline Cinderella slippers on a black velvet evening gown."

That line just kind of sucks you in and paints a very clear picture of what is going on. BRAVO!

10:17 AM  
Blogger Don Iannone said...

Thanks again, Nasra, and thank you Lyrichut.

3:29 AM  
Blogger Poetry by Kai said...

don is so talented.:-]

i'm fine how are you?

so glad u like my pic. thank u....


8:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always did like don's poems. I like this too.

2:51 AM  
Blogger Tamahome No Miko said...

It's beautiful... I'm gonna check out the blog next.

by the way I used one of your pics on my blog, and linked back to you in that post, would you like to link exchange with me? write poetry too, though not as good as you o.o...

10:45 PM  

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