This week we share a poem written by Art Earth Tech member Sarah Hickson, titled ‘First Light’.
Photographs by Sarah Hickson
Sand, gritty and strangely cool underfoot,
A pale, liquid dawn sky.
Overnight the wind
has gently caressed the dunes
into unblemished ripples
that playfully catch
the sun’s early morning song.
Shadows form voluptuous pools,
curved like the body
of a reclining animal,
or the contours of a human face.
In the distance the gnarled, twisted trunk
of an ancient tamarisk tree
crawls across the parched earth.
I stand motionless.
I breathe in the silent beauty of the desert.
And the promise of a new beginning.
© Sarah Hickson January 2017