Uluru

buzzing buzzing
tiny black flies sticky
red dusty sweat viscous honey
a rolling ball of heat suspended
fiercely in a bare blue canopy
unsympathetic
blazing heat radiating from a rock
so old so large so red
whispering stories of ancient times

stand still be silent and listen
let the earth tell you the story

Uluru - fine liner and oil pastel on handmade paper

Uluru – fine liner and oil pastel on handmade paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2015

Out Back

dry red sand fills the landscape
tiny scattered nocturnal tracks
the only signs of life
barely visible
through hazy heat ripples
a solitary breeze
disturbs the sparse foliage
stirring fine crimson dust
the final breathe
of a forgotten country

© Dawn Whitehand 2015

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Dreaming

a dragging sensation
pulling
clutching my ankles

random voices calling
laughing
whispering my name

a dog barking
hollow
echoing through me

am I awake?
lucid?
or dreaming still?

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© Dawn Whitehand 2015

The Silence of Domestic Violence

sshhh
he may hear you
and use it against you

sshhh
listen and learn
knowledge is your only weapon

sshhh
watch and observe
learn his patterns and habits

sshhh
pack up your things
and quietly tiptoe away

hopefully

Conte on Handmade Paper

Conte on Handmade Paper

 

© Dawn Whitehand 2015

A Gray Day

the sky is gray
whilst you walk away
disappearing into the fray
with my feelings you play
moulding them like clay
on any other day
it would be okay
but please not while we’re gay

Computer Enhanced Conte Digital Drawing

© Dawn Whitehand 2015

 

Yesterday

a chill tingles upward
possessing my bones
lonely aching
missing bright sunny days
spent with you
gently laughing
warm squidgy sand tickling
a fading memory
echoing hollow
gone

Pastels on Handmade paper

Pastels on Handmade paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2015

New Years Poem

and what resolution this new year
to instil myself with fear
so that others may not leer
at my failings and sneer
although I may be so near
the goal posts at the last minute veer
and I am left merely to peer
wishing I was a seer

Original Photograph taken New Years Eve by me :-)

Original Photograph taken New Years Eve by me :-)

 

© Dawn Whitehand 2015

A Christmas Poem

sparkling bright
blue green and white
bursting feast of light
wrapping the tree in delight
so that all that see it might
forget their everyday fright
for just a night
a happy plight

Happy Xmas to my fellow blog readers and likers and anybody else that may happen to stop by :-)
digital drawing ©Dawn Whitehand 2014