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poetry by Anne G



The great Saharan’s desert sands

travel west within the Sal

across the vast ocean’s expanse.

Plumes of dust ride drafts of wind

hazing skies in hues of red

consuming air in torrid heat.

East meets West throughout the year

from sun scorched distant desert lands

to lush and verdant tropic isles.

 Natural phenomena


makes its presence known.



SAL (Saharan Air Layer)

Calima: Name given by the natives of the Canary Island for this naturally occurring phenomenon.

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