How can desert wind
Feed such magenta tremor
Into parched thistle thorn?
Like dervish skirts free
the tissue thin hearts
float shameless crimson,
white and sin free
Tangled , tri-colored tight,
tongues of fire, spilled
like a magdalene’s hair
over alabaster walls

~ Maria Robson

Maria Robson is a Montreal teacher, freelance writer and translator who loves to travel and research, first hand, the nomadic life. She is currently working at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman.

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