The View over Maimana

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The view over Maimana

was almost biblical as

I watched a young girl

leading a laden donkey

across the dusty ground


Her younger brother,

just a toddler was

playing games with the dust

that billowed around them,

seemingly trying to hit

the dust clouds with his stick.


The setting sun over the

brown barren hills and

mud brick houses

gave a sense of

beauty, hardship and poverty, for

there had been no rain for

three long years and

Mother Earth and Her Children

were suffering.

◄ Dancing

My Puppy Died ►


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bernard shelton

Sat 15th Jan 2011 12:27

Ann,Petrova, Philipos thank you all for your kind comments.

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Fri 14th Jan 2011 20:41

I liked this very much - slightly longer than some of your others I think - a really good merging of landscape and people

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Petrova Fairhurst

Fri 14th Jan 2011 19:48

Love the descriptions of the girl and her brother, I can see them in the dust cloud, lovely read and pognant at the end.

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Ann Foxglove

Fri 14th Jan 2011 18:09

This sounds like the beginning of a poem. I'd like to read some more!

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