Blue Monday: Desert Family

Detail from a mosaic on a community wall, Ajo, Arizona

We’re a desert family,
We know the ways of stones,
Cactus wrens and rattlesnakes—
The desert’s in our bones.
To snatch us from the desert
Would make our poor hearts ache,
For desert-dwellers cannot thrive
Beside an azure lake.

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher


Posted on June 5, 2017, in Ajo, Arizona, Blue Monday, light verse, Rhyming poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Love this poem! I know many desert dwellers who feel the same. Right now I’m a mountain person–there is something about going up a high mountain thta makes me feel alive!

  2. What a beautiful mosaic and such a lovely poem you’re sharing with us today, thanks most sincerely, my sweet friend !

    Wishing you a most wonderful Blue Monday and new week,
    sending hugs and love to you

    XOXO Daniela at – My little old world – (Dany)

  3. I’m a city dweller and appreciate this poem greatly – made me smile – thank you

  4. That is a beautiful mosaic. The landscape does seep into the souls of desert people.

  5. It’s cool mosaic and wonderful poem.
    Thank you for hosting.

  6. You are such a talented lady. Don’t know how you do it, but each week your poems get better. So fitting.

  7. I really like the mosaic – some folks are so clever.

  8. Beautiful work of art.

  9. Lovely mosaic mural ~ ^_^

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