Far away from the ocean

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A lone ironwood tree stands out against the sky, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

Far away from the ocean,
Surrounded by desert sands,
Swathed in the midday silence,
A stalwart tree still stands.
Gulls and plovers are absent,
But cougars still snarl and scream
Here in this land where oceans
Are only a fleeting dream.

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More SkyWatch Friday
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Oceans”

Posted on June 8, 2017, in Arizona, ironwood, Midweek Motif, Poets United, Rhyming poetry, Sky Watch Friday, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. At the moment that is! With global warming and both polar ice caps melting who knows how wet our feet will be.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      You make a valid point!

      On Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 7:06 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  2. the sad note at the end suddenly touches one and deeply….

  3. Such a striking image, well presented!

  4. I wonder if its ever seen water? yes it is very dry there

  5. and the clouds are not even a promise of rain … Nice sky !

  6. No matter the subject, you find the best sights ever. You hare a great camera and know how to use. Truly enjoy y our post. You definitely have a way with words.

  7. Wow! Stunning capture

  8. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    A beautiful poem for a gorgeous photo of a magnificent tree.

  9. I love “Far away from the ocean,
    Surrounded by desert sands,

  10. WoW. Great shot in the desert.

  11. For this tree, the struggle is real. Nicely done.

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