DESERT VIEW

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Slow gentle-kissed                                                                    Tall golden grasses                                                                    idly bow to and fro                                                                      To sweet desert breezes                                                          they have come to know

© 2015 Merriam Kathaleen

 

 

 

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Desert Repast

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Here in Las Cruces the morning dawned wide and silver bright.  The sun was hidden behind clouds trying to peer through.  The sun’s rays instead of a golden yellow were platinum silver and  were spreading this majestic hue everywhere I looked.  Soon the clouds began to build dark as though sketched in charcoal.  All of a sudden the sky opened up pouring out a delightful light shower of rain drops to quench the parched earth.  With a week of mild to warmish temperatures here in our waterless southwest this moisture repast was gladly received by our desert landscape.  The rain though gentle and not the torrential downpour that comes in the springtime did not last very long but was joyfully taken in by every bush, the dry grasses and of course the ever present weeds.  When day after day of bright sunshine is what we are given here in our desert home and the dry vegetation wonders where the next drink is coming from this wonderful silver morning of rain was a welcome gift.