From the ashes

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Ocotillo blossoms during the spring 2017 “super bloom,” Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

Although these blooms are lovely,
They will not come again;
Blasted by the desert heat,
They vanished with the wind.
Yet I believe the promise
That beauty will arise
From the ashes of these blooms
To grace the desert skies.

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on May 24, 2017, in Anza-Borrego Desert, blossom, California, Macro Monday 2, Midweek Motif, Poets United, Rhyming poetry, Ruby Tuesday Too. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. I must echo the other commenters: Beauty inspires belief.

  2. So beautiful and a great metaphor!

  3. Very beautiful!

  4. Just as your poem rises in my heart. So lovely.

  5. Carried on the desert wind to appear yet again in some new setting. Your words are beautifully crafted!

  6. Lovely message of hope.

  7. Gorgeous!❤️

  8. Our response to beauty is an echo from within.


  9. Though the blooms are gone, the promise of new life lingers in the desert sky

  10. Each species of life have worked out the best way to survive not only for themselves but for their kind too. We tend to forget how hard it is to survive.

  11. A phoenix of a poem 🙂

  12. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    That is indeed beautiful!

  13. Life cycle beautifully captured.

  14. Beautiful and uplifting. In our bushfire ravaged summers here in Australia, burnt out forests regenerate and without fail the plants and flowers come back. Like people who have survived the devastation of a scorching misfortune…

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