This poem is in my booklet "Sun, Sand and Saltwater"

The Poetry of Brian Langley

Desert Sunrise


As dawn approaches from the east
Across the desert sands,
The sky turns slowly from its black
To pink and purple bands.
And just before the rising sun
Casts shadows 'cross the plain,
The bands of colour in the sky
Turn lilac as they wane.
And then, - For just a moment,
Along their distant crest.
A blood red glow illuminates
The mountains to the west.
And as I watch these vivid rays
Reflect across the sand
My spirit is united with
This vast and timeless land.


© B. Langley 7/2/2002

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