These, then, become the Dancers in the Darks, where they whirl to no music but the beating of the Heart. Sometimes these dancers seep up through the cracks in Nirni to the moonlit world, and walk among us as if made of moonless night. Then we call them dro-m'Athra. And this is a name of fear.

From “Litter mates of darkness”

So the “dark spirits of the desert” are the souls of departed Khajiit corrupted by Lorkhan ?

breath of the forest

I will rustle,
like the leaves
that shiver
on moonlit trees,
while you,
surround me,
like the breeze,
flowing breath
of the forest
you are,
a gypsy,
always moving,
and I am
the stillness,
that sighs
at the memory
of your touch.

© SoulReserve 2016

Eyvind Earle (1916-2000)
“Moon Bath” (1988)

Earle was an artist, author, and illustrator, noted for his contribution to the background illustration and styling of Disney animated films in the 1950s. In 1953 he created the look for Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom,a short animated film which won an Academy Award and a Cannes Film Festival Award. He also worked on Peter Pan, Working for Peanuts, Pigs is Pigs, Paul Bunyan, and Lady and the Tramp. He was also responsible for the styling, background and colors for Sleeping Beauty.