Australia Blue (cheerfully ripping off Mao Zedong, “Snow”)

Australian desert

Cen­tre coun­try scene:

A thou­sand miles of desert,
Ten thou­sand miles of shim­mer­ing heat.

In and out the Dead Heart,
Only one great vast­ness;
Up and down the Dia­man­tina,
Sand tor­rents stopped and stilled.

Hills dance like rain­bow ser­pents,
Mirages race like shad­owed giants,
Try­ing to vie with the sun in their reach.

A wild eye is needed
To view this wilder­ness decked with blue
In all its unfor­giv­ing beauty.

Thor

[Thor’s other poems at http://thormay.net/literature/timepassing/timepassindex.html ]

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