Sahara By Diane Castiglioni (Where I Live Poetry & Photography Series)

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Silver Birch Press

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SAHARA
By Diane Castiglioni

In the desert
this condition laid bare
stripped of pretense
deprived of case
the veils sundered
awareness brought to the edge of
insanity
for its clarity
near purity of need
absolute dependence
on this order
this composition
this near impossible
traverse
hairline width for deviation
an atom’s breath for dissention
“lighted fools the way to dusty death”
this craving
this delicate precision
here
in this place of

infinite need for shadow
demands
the presence of
slakes the thirst of

the courage required
necessitates the presence of strength
in extreme balance
like life itself to be wrought so
multitudes of sequence, proportion, levels,
relative, absolute perfection

yet

another place another time

crimson sunsets
and warm climes
the taste of sand
and burnt sirocco
roaming caravans
your sunsoft skin
and miles and miles to go………………………

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: This poem was written while living in Morocco, traveling…

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