© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

around the curve

in the stillness of the night
in a Colorado desert
high on a plateau that promised
absolutely nothing
i stood, awash in moonbeams,
wondering about that curve
in a silent empty road

from where i stood
there was no telling
where it went
or what it led to
the possibilities endless
one could imagine anything
beyond the eye’s encompassing

curiosity killed the cat, they say
but i say curiosity’s a good thing
when the landscape of life is barren,
void of all but stones and scrub,
how can one go on
without wanting to know
what lies around the curve?

© 2013 RC deWinter

Hear me read this poem.

Digital oils from an original photograph shot in May 2004
at the Pawnee National Grassland, Colorado.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Akvis Oils


colorado, desert, cactus, cacti, scrub, landscape, night, spring, moon, stars, road, rural, deserted, sky, clouds, plateau

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I have been a photographer for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment, with pictures published in print as well as in online publications and galleries. The digitally-composed works are created using a variety of software. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.

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  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    This is beautiful! I really miss living in the desert

  • Thanks so much, glad you like it. I could never live in the desert though…too much of a New Englander, I guess.

    – RC deWinter

  • devotee1
    devotee1over 1 year ago

    Beautiful, surreal image, Gina; really multidimensional! I’ve lived in the desert for the last 25 years. Coming from New York to Phoenix was a bit of a shock…but now, truly I would not live anywhere else. But I do visit the ocean every now and then.

  • Thanks, Joe. I don’t think I could ever acclimate to the desert, I don’t even think I could live in the mountains of Colorado unless there was water nearby.

    – RC deWinter

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtover 1 year ago

  • Honored, thanks so much.

    – RC deWinter

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