Desert Landscape

What lessons are taught by landscape? 

The teachings of texture

A Curriculae of contrast.

Granular granites

Seamed and cracked

Reflecting only the light but not the color of sky.

The heat of the fire

The crush and lift

Immersed in ice

The endlessly becoming less

Pulled down and discarded

Mined, shafted, abandoned

Hollowed by others

Landscapes of loss

Waiting to sink down to rest

To be carried

On molten rivers

That have never seen light

Surrounded but separate

Inanimate isolated

Reformed and reshaped

In agonies of time

In brown swirling choking dust then

Borne by hot winds

Collected and crushed

Flooded and forgotten

Drowned and deposited

Endlessly enduring 

Extremes of aeons

Then risen

Blanketed in light of stars 

Light of lightning

Caused by chaotic collisions comingling dust and debris 

Eventually becoming 

Cleansed by a deluge of dancing droplets

Something epoch. 

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Adam Rabinowitz

Sun 18th Aug 2019 06:01

Thank you Keith. I think it paired nicely with Olympic Mountain poetry.

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keith jeffries

Sun 11th Aug 2019 09:07


A spectacular poem rich in its language which speaks of our celestial home as not being inert but full of life and activity,
I really enjoyed this

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Adam Rabinowitz

Sun 11th Aug 2019 06:24

Since I am heading off to the mountains for a number of days...thought I would post a landscape poem. Looking forward to reading what I missed upon my return

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