Change Coming – and a Poem
I’ve been writing this blog from the Hopi nation for almost two years. I began sharing my oral stories and have evolved into sharing my creative writing, which seems to attract more followers. But, the winds of change have been blowing daily in Hopiland for over a month and they have blown into my life. Once again my husband, Brian, and I will soon be off to another great adventure. Look to receiving more details soon.
For today, I’m sharing a short poem, based on a photograph I saw, as I’ve never been to Egypt. This was published in an issue of Poetry Iowa several years ago.
Sunset on the River Nile
Gold fades into orange-ebony shades
Night descends gently as mother’s hand
pulling a quilt over naked chests.
Centuries of dreams repose in liquid arms
where tears fall dry as salt on silent sands.