Help determine what the poem means and the theme

timer Asked: Feb 8th, 2015

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African Sunrise by Getrud May Lutz 


Over the last star;

The parrot- winds

Sharp- beaked with yellow 

Nipping the bunched date palms...

Now the camels

Open their beeswax eyes

And raise long necks,

Rutted sound in their throats-

Camles, pock-marking the sand with sread knees. 


The burn of it

Hot-coined to each eyelid,

And desert-stretched, 

The caravan of hours

         not yet begun

Can you please explain the literal meaning of the poem and help me determine the theme

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