Poetry Friday…Oasis


I dream of
that sun-drenched land
of sand and pomegranates
the date palms,
the olive trees
bent and twisted with age

I long for
the solace, the heat
of desert sun
bending over quiet waters
the running, rushing
healing waters
relief in this
dry and weary land

I miss
the waters of En Gedi
oasis, soul-spring
where David and
a thousand men
before and after
sought their reprieve

Is it strange
to long for a home
I’ve never seen?

Links…Random Acts of Poetry: Ache of Advent at The High Calling Blogs (thanks, L.L.), Joelle’s Knitting, My Advent Gift at Sweet Corn and Cairo, Six Christmas Poems at Goodword Editing.

5 thoughts on “Poetry Friday…Oasis

  • December 19, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    This is so beautiful~!

    “the heat of the desert sun bending over quiet waters”


  • December 19, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Because we loved this so much…

    it’s been featured today at High Calling Blogs.

  • December 19, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    I don’t know if it’s strange. But I feel it to. An unnameable longing for that mysterious home. You utter the poignant desire beautifully!

  • December 20, 2008 at 5:15 am

    I love it! I long for that place to. Can’t wait to meet you there one day sweet friend! Check out my sister’s blog if you can, emilymclennan.blogspot.com, this post reminded me of her last post. “I want to see Jesus”

  • December 22, 2009 at 4:00 am

    Delicious! Pomegranates & sand. I do believe that our deepest longings are for the places and piquance we have not yet known.

    I just had to put you on my blogroll


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