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Monday, April 07, 2008

Sand and Silence


Writers Island prompts: On what journey does “Lost Highway” send your imagination? Please share with us where this prompt leads you! Read what others have written and feel free to join in!




roadrunners, rodents
and high hopping hares
silent as the purple dawn
track over and back

cartographers
cruise the desert
fail to chart the spore
marking the mesa's foot

six miles from nowhere
disregarded, unseen
the path clung there
all along





14 comments:

Head Cookie said...

What an imagination you have and what a great post. I love the sketch of the cactus as well.

Head Cookie said...

What an imagination you have and what a great post. I love the sketch of the cactus as well.

Jen B said...

Hi, haven't 'seen' ya around for awhile...my fault, I know :D
I love the first stanza, very creative and it made me smile.

Jen B said...

Hi, haven't 'seen' ya around for awhile...my fault, I know :D
I love the first stanza, very creative and it made me smile.

Karen said...

"unseen the path clung there all along"--I love this line. The entire poem is so vivid!

Pen said...

I've always loved your poetry :o) Did you make the attached sketch? It is perfect for this piece.

Unknown said...

Happy birthday to you then!

xDDD

Good write.

Lucy said...

hey.. do you think we are all 6 miles from nowhere? i like that line. :)

Anonymous said...

"six miles from nowhere
disregarded, unseen
the path clung there
all along"


That was so beautifully worded !

Did you sketch the cactus too?

Thanks for looking up my pics on "Click! " ( a new one up today !)

Hope you looked up the poem "Competition" for the prompt "Rival"
Looking fwd to more visits form you !

Pirate Princess said...

how enjoyable - been awhile since I'd taken a drive through the desert! :)

Stacey said...

Good evening Tummble words

Thank you so much for visiting me at my blog and for your comments.

What a wonderful site you have!!!
I don't know why I have not found you before this...

I will definately be back ;-)

rel said...

Sue,
Lots of highways lost to the shifting sands I expect.
Fodder for archeologists and poets! ;)

Jeques said...

Your sketch is as poetic as your words ~ there is grace in your poetic lines and the lines marked by your hands creating lovely imageries in this post.

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

aMus said...

ohhh..nicely expressed and teh sketch a perfect complement!!!

this time i guess the prompt has me stumped...:(