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A photo I took several years ago in Kenya.
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For more information about my artwork: info@benheine.com
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Oasis

A poem by Sandy Lulay

Oasis...
The whisper after life,
The death.
Where are you when
These winds blow dry,
Too long?

Oasis...
The salt flies sharp
From desert sands,
It defies my tears.
Its crystal spheres
Have pierced my heart,
My blood is seared.

War has multiplied
And filled my sight.
I can no longer find
Clear blue sky,
Men with fishing nets,
Grapes for wine,
Or women in tan
Straw hats working
Paddy fields of rice.

Oasis...
The dance is gone,
The voice is barren,
There are no songs.
Our mandolins lay buried
In the raging sands.
Where are the strings?
What is happening?

Oasis...
My mind's so altered
I can only see
Double down the catacombs
Where broken demons, mine,
Dance twice through lime
And rotted bones
The call, "Salubrious,
Dust castle homes."

Oasis...
Why Oasis, am I trapped
Upon this arid stage?
What life is left
Remains the same through
Every hour of every day.
No curtains fall for change.
Why not blindfold me?
It would be more kind.

Oasis...
I beg of you,
Come rescue me.
Let me feel your damp,
Green kiss upon my brow.
Let me touch your back of
Dirt and taste the water
Melted from your snow.
Let me smell the
Blossoms of your mind.

Oasis...
Host of Earths sweet love,
Bring your whisper,
Your wingless fingers
Of after life,
Clear this desert
Of fruitless vines,
Pluck the salt from
Out its sand
Quiet the demons mine.

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3KiTTiE3 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
This is absolutely magical and unbelievably breath taking. I just finished writing the second part of my short story in my blog page and I'm searching for pictures to match it. This, is exactly what I had in mind as it relates to it and with your permission I would very much like to use it if you say so.
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valentiNo90 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Wow! Amazing!!
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Eye-Freeze Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing photo, I thought its a drawing first.
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ThePainterRyuune Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
ahh... :o..
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Garrison-Kelly Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Writer
AWW!! Such a pretty landscape! I wouldn't mind going there for vacation! :)
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JamesSkeltonSmith Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Just beautiful! :heart:
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Mystic-Majinbuu Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
love the colors, good one
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outofbodyexperience Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008   Photographer
The layering of colors is awesome. =D
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LadyAdelaide Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Impressive. ^^. Good poem, too.
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...amazing beauty!:)
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InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Student General Artist
Nice! ^_^
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Marius-Creb Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
so surreal. It looks like a postcard.
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nymphOFsorrow Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Professional Writer
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Simounet Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Un mélange de couleurs assez étonnant ici ! :p
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May 21, 2008
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Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D50
Shutter Speed
10/8000 second
Aperture
F/7.1
Focal Length
70 mm
Date Taken
Oct 29, 2006, 2:47:56 PM
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