Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SONNET TO A DESERT NIGHT, by SARAH DELLA ULMER



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SONNET TO A DESERT NIGHT, by            
First Line: The desert's magic lure has gripped my soul
Last Line: I stand uncovered to the desert night.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


The desert's magic lure has gripped my soul
In ecstasies of charmed and sheer delight.
When wafts the chanted cadence of the night
To me, it balms my tortured spirit whole.
From some far reach I catch the muted roll
And mellow chime of silver music bright,
Where shadows lurk seducing moonbeams white
On billowed plain and distant, canted knoll.
The constellated sky -- a blaze of flame
That glows from sacrificial altars, high,
Of other worlds, vast planets brave of name --
Is torched by fires lowslung, enticing, nigh.
Mid sifted stardust and cathedral light,
I stand uncovered to the desert night.





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