Tuesday, March 5, 2013


© Farouk Asvat

Such days do come too
When love that haloed the heart
Flies off to distant lands
And the heavy heart
Must trudge through sweltering sand
Wander in loneliness through the wilderness

But even on such days
Northerly wisps of freedom
Breeze the heart

Though for now
We must wander
Through sweltering sand and sun
From mirage to mirage

© farouk asvat

composed: 1980 [Cape Town, South Africa under apartheid]

[] Acknowledgements:

The Desert was previously published in:

                The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p27, 1982);
                The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p52, 2007).

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