Balmy Times

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

May the scorch of

Arid hearts

And blazing sun,

Make way for kinder, saner

Passage

To lead humanity through

Balmy times.

 

Merriam-Webster’s word for June 20, 2018:

Balmy

This post continues the blogging challenge in which Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day, serves as inspiration a-la the “Daily Prompt.”

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Loess Lull

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Photo: Ofir Asif

 

As the clouds hurry on

And rare drops

Cease to pound,

Milky puddles remain

Atop pebbles half-drowned.

A liquid lull

Holds its breath

O’er wet loess ground.

 

 

For The Photo Challenge

Walkabout

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

In the monotonous pace of desert hikes, there lies a meditative calm: as wispy trails rise and descend, as footpaths curl around a bend, as dirt turns palettes of light and shade, as layers pressed in rock clutch eras so long gone, they are quite literally written in stone.

 

For The Photo Challenge

Mighty Layered

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

In the mighty desert

Old times loom.

Layers of crushed history

Pressed by ancient rain

By ash and mud

Bones and sand.

Carved craters

Cleaved by flaming travelers

Hurling from

Beyond the sun.

Pressed down eras

Sandwiched by eternity

And painted

In primordial

Deposits:

Iron

Copper

Lime.

 

 

For The Daily Post

For The Photo Challenge