A desert is a place without expectation.
NADINE GORDIMER, Telling Times
Stark, limitless, unforgiving
Harsh, austere, terrorizing
Marked by crystal silence
Life declaring its presence
In the form of skeletons preserved
Under the undulating dunes submerged
Sand stretched out in myriad shades
Interrupted by a few random blades
Of burnt grass, or a solitary tree
The sky stretched out like the vast sea
The merciless sun burning relentlessly
Staging illusions-mirages ruthlessly..
Such is the desert, an endless stretch
Of nature at its unvarnished best
Possessing an ethereal beauty, rare
Showcasing creation in a form bare..
(The images accompanying this post were taken on a desert safari in the UAE)