Saturday, 26 December 2009

Sahara by Wayne Visser


By Wayne Visser

A silky dust devours the miles ahead

Between the barely living and the dead

The thirsty sun sucks every dewy drop

Up from the bare-ribbed sand dunes’ barren crop

Yet strung across the shimmering mirage

A silent camel-beaded entourage

Comes bearing treasured spices, oils and balms

To green oases under shaded palms

Along these trails our history is told

As stories trade and mysteries unfold

Connecting East and West in common cause

And teaching from the book of Nature’s laws

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