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A Desert Song
by Mary E Lacey, Desertrat
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
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A desert winter


Barren trees and snow of white
Caressing a frozen ground
Howling wind, long starless nights
People sigh a melancholy sound
Will it ever end? It seems so long.
A cloudy, dreary winter brings everyone down
But not so very far away, the desert sings another song
The cactus wrens sitting on branches high
Sing their sweet and pleasing melody
The chimes sway as the mild wind blows
Together they play in perfect harmony
Upon the land, the animals play
On the warm and pleasing sunny day.
Together with azure cloudless skies
No coats to wear, or hats to bear just the
Soothing warmth of the sun so high
And when evening falls, a billion stars will
Come out and blanket the vast desert sky.
Mary E. Lacey




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Reviewed by Debra Baker 11/10/2009
The imagery of this poem was fantastic. An excellent write...
Reviewed by Margaret Purslow 7/3/2009
Mary, absolutely beautiful! What style! What talent! Awesome!
Reviewed by Swan Son 4/6/2009
You've painted a beautiful picture of the desert and its sky. Beautiful thoughts especially at this time of year when the forscythia is starting to bloom it's golden blossoms in comparison to the grey of the spring rain. Susan
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 12/28/2008
I've never seen a desert, as I've lived my days near the ocean, but with this description I have come a little closer to knowing to a small degree what a desert is like...Ed
Reviewed by Terry Robertson 12/21/2008
I've never been able to write poetic passages about "things" or "places", as much as I would like to. I admire your ability to evoke an emotional response writing about a place or area. Very well crafted.
Terry D. Robertson
author of FILL MY EYES
Reviewed by Katie Simpson 12/19/2008
What a beautiful poem! Great images of nature and the feeling of being in it.
Thank you!
Katie Simpson
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 12/8/2008
very nicely done. Enjoyed the way you wrote this work
Reviewed by Michael Guy 12/7/2008
I like how you set up the poem with the first stanza and answer with the second - and it sounds so inviting. I've never experienced a desert winter, but in FL the sun is so strong even after a cold night. The difference: after the freezes we've had (3!) everything's brown, ugly.
And I was just thinking while passing your Bio picture - you're always under a lovely green tree and it looks nice outside -
Happy Holidays, you've the best of it! michael
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 12/6/2008
I like the contrast between both locations. You capture how we often wish we were somewhere warm when it's cold. Unique descriptions. The desolate feel of winter is vivid in the first verse. Hugs:)
Reviewed by Todd-Michael St. Pierre 11/26/2008
Beautiful word-pictures! Awesome!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 11/26/2008
Love the contrasts you have wrought here, Mary, with the "short freeze" of the first stanza as compared to the flowing and melodic second. Thank you... I would not have pictured so much life in my imaginings of the desert-scape. Kate xx
Reviewed by Miller Caldwell 11/25/2008
A cloudy dreary winter brings everybody down? Not me today. Thanks for introducing yourself. You have brought some sunshine into my world today.

The Gordons are Highlanders. The Caldwell's are McLeans from the isle of Mull at Duart castle.
Reviewed by Cryssa C 11/24/2008
Sounds lovely...but I think I would miss my white Christmases...
Reviewed by Connie Faust 11/22/2008
You know, this poem makes me wish I lived in the desert instead of in PA. It sure has been cold here so far this year.
This is great--the first verse is so very expressive of the feelings winter can evoke; the rest beautifully described.
Reviewed by Robert Covington (Reader) 11/21/2008
Mary, I took your advice and read this beautiful poem. You really have done well in contrasting the different winters. I, too, have experienced both, having moved from Washington D.C. to California. Believe me, I don't miss those east coast winters, but all situations contain beauty in the eyes of poets--we who look for the silver lining. Thanks for your comments on Mister Winter.
Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle 11/21/2008
What a beautiful poem! I noticed on your home page you said you weren't an author. Boy, you are an excellent author in my book!I want to read more of your poems but it is time for me to go to bed. But what a gifted poet!Thank you for your wonderful gift!
With Love,
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/21/2008
Lovely imagery... ...from darkness and cold to light and warmth; thank you, Mary. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Dale Clark 11/20/2008
Wonderful piece, Mary! Loved your visuals.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 11/20/2008
What lovely imagery, Mary!
Reviewed by William Bonilla 11/17/2008
Thank You Mary I loved this peice very mych
Thank you for sharing
Love & peace be with you

Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 11/15/2008
Mary!!! You are becoming very poetic lately!!! Great job on this one!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 11/14/2008
great neg to positive verse Mary, winters on its way though around hrere, hugs
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 11/13/2008
Mary this is such a lovely poem. Good imagery and mood.
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 11/13/2008
A beautiful poem, blessings, Holly
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/12/2008
A wonder to behold, sights and vision melting together, such a beautiful portrait you have painted...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Bonnie May 11/12/2008
Lovely poem which leaves one feeling such warmth, joy and happiness. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Jon Willey 11/12/2008
this is a beautiful piece -- very nicely done -- peace to you -- JMW
Reviewed by Shedding Light 11/12/2008
This is very beauthiful!!

Harold M. Nash
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 11/12/2008
A beautiful poem you have written,take care

Reviewed by Linda Law 11/11/2008
Very nicely written. I could see it thru your words... lindalaw
Reviewed by stan nassano 11/11/2008
i've been there in summer and yes there are a billion stars....nice write...
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 11/11/2008
Absolutely beautiful Mary, thank you for sharing.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by John Flanagan 11/11/2008
This is indeed a lovely song full of rich images and full of hope and expectation.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/11/2008
Beautiful imagery, heartfelt!
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 11/11/2008

You do write with a lot of feeling - well done!!

Best wishes,

Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 11/11/2008
Lovely thoughts Mary!
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 11/11/2008
You write pretty words, Mary. I, for one, enjoy the
rhythm of the seasons. Of course, the ice and snow do
interrupt my walk on the beach, my communing with the
raucus gulls. -gene.
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