Tuesday, January 8, 2019

A World of Shadows in High Mountain Desert/imaginary gardens with real toads

A World of Shadows in High Mountain Desert

Twilight on the mesa
Snow covered sage
Last light of day
Slipping to the west 

Horizon ablaze with this last light
Windows reflect gold 
Lights aglow in adobe bungalows
The air cold against my skin

Last light like an abandoned dream
Tales of yesteryear
Each casita holds a life unique
A story to tell

All the way to its unexpected end
Stars made for wishes fill the darkened sky
Twinkle overhead
Twilight in winter brings back memories

January 3, 2019


Anmol (HA) said...

Oh, I can see all the images, this expanse and the light zooming in and out looks beautiful. Such a winter scene does evoke certain memories and emotions of a kind. Well penned! :-)

Vicki Rogers said...

You really took me there, made me want to pack up my casita on wheels and travel there.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I love this and can really visualize the scene you paint with your words💞

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Such a beautiful description of your vista on the desert......it sounds so beautiful at twilight, with lights in the windows twinkling.

Toni Spencer said...

Lovely! The desert in winter at twilight. Makes me want to travel there

Kim Russell said...

I love the colours and light this poem, Annell! I’ve never seen snow covered sage, but I can imagine it, and how it must glow when the horizon is ablaze with last light. And then the stars take over. Stunning!

Ron. said...

Great stuff indeed, Annell. I was there.

Margaret said...

the mesa and snow covered sage. Beautiful

Anjum Wasim Dar said...

interesting write

Kerry O'Connor said...

this is just sublime, Annell. Makes me want to visit you to see the landscape for myself.

Jim said...

The last light of day is a time of reckoning. For better or bad, for most it is all for the day (thank Goodness for artificial light to extend).

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