Friday, November 7, 2014

Fata Morgana--By Elly Wouterse--Netherlands

Fata Morgana

wandering in unassailable jungles of sand grains
deeply hidden between highest hills and long valleys
and endless colorless shadeless plains
wearing ubiquitous sandy clothes and gloves

tired unyielding legs dragging forth riveted feet
repeatedly chained and deeply bogged down
amidst an immense impenetrable dried fleet
of days gone by and still alive and cherished dreams

the universe of sand moves in its own unimaginable endless mass
for who feels the loneliness of intimate worlds of a small hourglass

Dutch poetess Elly Wouterse is oftentimes focused observing the world surrounding her. While watching, noticing, listening, thinking, dreaming and - or fantasizing she often finds the inspiration resulting in Poetical Visuals published on her own website - and in her first publication, Between Moonset and Sunrise.


  1. you paint an amazing picture

  2. Yes, I agree with Maureen that your word painting is strong and amazing! Beautifully done! Sheri

  3. This poem is one that tugs at the essence of those moments when we feel as if time is dragging and we are caught like so many prisoners being marched in shackles across the desert of time's sands. It IS an amazing picture. Thank you. Pam

  4. Hi Elly. I enjoyed "Fata Morgan." I agree with the above that this is a beautifully illustrated poem. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  5. Hi Elly! I think that this is one of your best poems. You have captured an important aspect of life. The final couplet .... excellent! // paul

  6. Dear Elly,

    A great illustration of how one struggles through life as days go by but hanging onto our dreams. Loved the descriptive words you used "unyielding legs and riveted feet".
    A wonderfully written poem to ponder over. Thank you for sharing your poetry with us.