Home of the Blue Lizard, Desert Fox and A Host of Other Desert Dwellers
The desert is quiet
Thin blue lizards
Sit on rocks
Blend into their world
When it rains
Longing does not yield
Its grip on the heart
All is quiet except
For the rhythmic rain drops
Falling on the roof
Like the ticking of the clock
Later… when the sky is brilliant
You will wonder about
The dark mood that colored
The Rio Grand
Still sleeping in its bed
A tune lilting on the wind
Ripples the surface
August 12th, 2018
20 thoughts on “Home of the Blue Lizard, Desert Fox and A Host of Other Desert Dwellers/the sunday whirl — poets united poets pantry”
Love this sketch of a world so different from ours. Also love that raindrop sound on roof. Beautiful sight and sound.
Yes, perhaps we will get down, look under rocks and find out what is really here? I love to hear rain on the roof as well. Thanks for your comments. Annell Livingston
Thank you Sumana. Annell Livingston
So beautiful………your descriptions of the desert are always so wonderful. I especially like the image of those fish swimming in the Rio Grande, and that tune “lilting on the wind”.
Thank you Miss Sherry!!! Annell Livingston
Ahhh, I can picture exactly what it is like. Your poem is sooo descriptive of the ways of the desert.
Thank you Mary. Annell Livingston
Lovely images of the desert, Annell. “calling up grief” works well here.
Yes it does, like that lone church bell that whiffs across the mesa. Thank you for your comment. Annell Livingston
Thank you for the smilie face!! xoxo Annell Livingston
You drew me in with those desert images and I so wanted to go on and on seeing lots more. Beautifully written Annell.
Thank you for you comment on my piece. Sadly I do remember the days of dads going to the pub alone while the wives stayed home. It was standard behaviour in a different time and probably welcomed by the wife to did what she wanted do in peace! Those days are gone but I still like to recreates scenes like that in my writing occasionally.
You are so right, and I certainly didn’t mean to say what you should write or what you shouldn’t. Memories help us to know where we are today. xoxo Annell Livingston
Thank you for the kind words. Annell Livingston
Just cannot imagine the host of little creatures that can survive the desert heat.
Thank for your comment, everything has stickers. Annell Livingston
The desert of the southwest is not so hot all the time, but there is a great difference between the shade and the sunny areas. And the temps vary greatly between night and day. The Desert Dwellers know the way to survive. Thanks for your comments. Annell Livingston
Ah, how beautifully evoked.
Would love some rain here to relieve out drought.
Yes, I do know the longing for rain itself, may all your wishes turn into rain drops. Thanks for your comment. Annell Livingston