Paul Warren

Gold Star - 68,306 Points (ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

Australia - Dusk In The Desert - Poem by Paul Warren

The sun departs and the heat deceives
The darkness falls and the colour leaves
As the sun's in its final struggle to hold sway
With a purple, gold, red and dark blue display

The kangaroos wake and bound away free
The wedge tail eagle settles in a tree
The bright pink galahs squawk and settle down
In a dead gum tree on the billabong ground

The wild donkeys haw haw in the night
Wild camels and horses run away in fright
Dusk in the desert is nature's beauty made
The darkness wins as the colours fade

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: my country

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Have you been in the desert when the sun goes down.

Comments about Australia - Dusk In The Desert by Paul Warren

  • David Wood (8/29/2015 10:09:00 AM)

    Dusk in the desert is nature's beauty made. Lovely poem with good imagery and rhyme. I've been across the Negev desert on a camel and dusk really is beautiful. Also in the rain when desert flowers sprang up from nowhere. Lovely. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 29, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 29, 2015

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