The Sonoran Desert landscape near Ajo, Arizona

On which page is it written,
In which trustworthy book,
That barren places warrant
No glance or second look?
The unassuming places
Hold more than eye can see,
And for those with ears to hear,
A soulful melody.

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on April 13, 2017, in Ajo, Arizona, Midweek Motif, Poets United, Rhyming poetry, SkyFriday, Sonoran Desert and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Somehow this reminds me of a niece. I’ve always said she can see beauty in a mud puddle. She would answer, “Yes, but see how the clouds are reflected in that puddle? Isn’t that beautiful?” True, beauty can be found in the most inconspicuous places!

  2. This stands up and sings itself from the page. I prefer those not so popular places for the very reason of which you speak. Thanks for sharing,


  3. Yes, it is those wild places that feed the soul the most. I loved this, MMM.

  4. An atmospheric scene. Seems to haunt the spirit.

  5. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    I love your love of such places! I am better acquainted with the Australian deserts, which have their own special flavour and are indeed far from barren or empty if one really looks and listens.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I’m not a born-and-bred desert dweller, so I had to learn to look and listen beyond the obvious barrenness. There is much here now that sings to my soul!

      On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 3:08 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  6. Beautiful sky

  7. And for those with ears to hear,
    A soulful melody

    One can never tell! The unlikely places can be a gold mine. One may be in a hurry and to miss them unwittingly!


  8. Very Peaceful Sky and beautifully rugged terrain!

  9. A beauty captured 🙂

  10. lovely lanscape shot. perfect for the skywatch

  11. Being a flatland ‘girl’, I adore long views!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Having grown up in Kansas myself, I know what you mean.

      On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 6:24 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


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