The Desert Sea


The Desert Sea



Like the bottom of the sea

the broad expanse

the distant barren hills

the feeling of endlessness                            


Like you could sail

across the desert sands

driven by the wind's strong hand


Like the sailor felt

at the heart of the sea

no anchor to hold him steady


Like the starlit sky

so bright

as he steers

through the long night


Like something truly big to behold

big and strong and bold

and beyond – history



Frances Leitch


Feeling that life is in nature’s palm, I have spun tales of life and the sea, desert, sun, and wild spaces since youth.  I’ve done poems, articles, short stories, public relations, and having a hobo spirit, traveled through 48 states and 17 countries.  In writing and sharing poetry, I hope to pass on nature’s wonder, a kernel of meaning, and feeling -- that pockets a bit of the sun.

 My poetry has been published in poetry magazines and literary journals, some of which are: The Archer, Lite, Poetry Now, Write On!!, Mysteries of the Lyric World, Baltimore Literary Newspaper, Sacramento Poetry Journal, Art Times Journal, Willard & Maple, Shemom, Free Xpres Sion, and Westward Quarterly, the later three of which I have been a featured writer in as well. 


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