Warm Saharan Winds Revisited

Warm Saharan winds 
blow from the South in summer
unrepentant heat; 

Warm Saharan winds 
blew spices of Morocco
and dances
free and wild
into Iberia;

Warm Saharan winds
like hot breath
on the scorched earth 
speak of a sandstorm 
in a far-off land;

Warm Saharan winds 
in Summer blow through
all our lives
and all our doubts
and fears;

Warm Saharan winds
which leave us sleepless through
the breathless night 
and on into the dawn, still
too soon gone.

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It’s a year since we moved to Slovenia

That makes it just over a year since we left Spain. I wrote this poem as I prepared to leave enchanting Andalusia. I missed it a lot, especially in early spring, when it is not too hot but balmy and delightful. Now however, the weather on the Slovenian is coast is balmy and delightful, just when it would be turning too hot for me in Southern Spain. Perhaps the winds of life blow us where we need to go, if we let them.

If you’re interested, you can read about my road trip from Spain to Slovenia during the first lockdown last year:

Day 1: Malaga-Tortosa
Day 2: Tortosa-Nice
Day 3: Nice-Slovenia

Just reading this makes me nostalgic to be on the road again! Hopefully it won’t be too long now…

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      1. Yes 😊 if you look at my Back to the Fiction posts you can read the first chapter if you want 👍

      1. That’s funny! Haha Ingrid… you rightly excluded that description. Though thinking back, yes – the intensity of the breezes and the dryness of heat!!!

  1. Warm Saharan winds
    Do not reach us
    in England.

    How dissappointing!


    Very evocative… now I want to come to spain! 🙂

      1. Yeah I can imagine. We went to Greece a couple of years ago and it was over 100 degrees which was a bit on the hot side. Not so much the days but the nights just sermed to get hotter.

    1. Thank you Cindy 🏜 I don’t think a lot of people saw this as it was a repost and didn’t show up on the reader, so thanks for taking the time to read 😊

  2. I’ve written a bit of my time in Africa, including the Sahara. I’m glad to have read this, and to remember ~

    1. Thank you. I haven’t yet been even though we lived very close to Morocco. Hopefully once the world opens up a bit more!

      1. I enjoyed Morocco. We had a snowfight in the Haute Atlas in early December (1987. I’m kinda old…) ~

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