Sunday, December 21, 2014

As a painting on canvas

                                                                                         Attribution: Brocken Inaglory
Image: Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley National Park (here)

Note: Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes is a fascinating and beautiful location especially in the morning at sunrise.. The beautiful sunsets, with the low angle of the sun bringing out color and texture of the dunes, and the Grapevine Mountains, providing a wonderful backdrop, are only out done by the even more spectacular and colorful sunrises.Death Valley holds the record for the hottest place on earth.- Wiki

The given words: 
eyes high choice always help burn 
panic sweet talk perform snag thousand

Pleasant to the eyes as a painting on canvas
From a distance it looks forgiving and inviting
Reputed to be the hottest place on earth
High fifties celsius of temperature prevailing

Still it is a visit of choice as a tourist attraction
Always a draw to experience extreme provocation
Does not help to alleviate some burning sensations
Nothing to panic for it is a normal reaction

Grapevine Mountains, imposing in the distance
A picturesque spectacle of nature’s beauty
Sweet talk of its grandeur a normal occurrence
To outperform the snag against reality

Sand dunes of a thousand patterns on the ground
With capture during sunsets of its attractive texture
Supporting colorful sunrises in spectacular fashion
Never a desolate place is expected to offer

For Brenda's hosting at Sunday Whirl Wordle # 192 and
Mary's at Poets United's Poetry Pantry #232


  1. Have to wipe the sweat from my brow hot place and your words took me there. Very descriptive poem.

  2. I've been there before. It is really hot. But beautiful. Something about a desert...

  3. Wonderful piece diving into a painting..the last verse is sublime...leaving us with such wisdom

  4. What a beautiful is true, sand dunes have so many differing patterns in the ground..........great write, Hank!

  5. Hank, I enjoyed this piece the landscape is breathtaking.

  6. Excellent way to put this place into "beautiful"

  7. the invitation and calling of these tourist attractions are difficult to ignore.

  8. The desert is such a beautiful place and Death Valley is alive with this beauty as your poem describes.

  9. The photo is stunning with the contrast of sunlit and shaded dunes. The desert is beautiful and despite a danger to us still supports much life.

  10. Sure be quite the sight indeed, picturesque is the right word

  11. Really seems to be a beautiful setting, Hank!

  12. Lovely. Patterns in the sand dunes. My head is tripping over the metaphors. Smiles

  13. the beauty of desert expressed exceptionally well!!

  14. how well you capture it in your poem; lovely response

    Hank my response to the wordle is

    much love

  15. Hank,

    It seems to be a magnificent sight and a place to want to visit..Your description has repainted an inviting scene!! A welcome scenic poem!!


  16. Most imagative, could almost feel the heat of the desert here in the cold UK. Great write Hank. .

  17. "Always a draw to experience extreme provocation ... "
    I find the art of the sand as you describe it much more of a draw thsn the heat.

  18. the dunes are def pretty from a distance...a bit more dangerous when you are among them...the wind turns them into deadly art....

  19. Thinking that everything has its purpose...the hottest place is snag for humans for sure while beautiful at the distance.