Desert Abundance

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.

In a desert place
a twisted, broken willow
murmurs to the stars.
~~~ ~~~ ~~~


The desert’s abundance may not be in fruit,
But rather in clouds or in owls that can hoot,
Or maybe in rattlers that slither and slide,
Or in the great thermals on which the hawks glide.
The stones are abundant, and so is the sand
Wherever you look in a dry, barren land.
It’s not as though nothing filled up the spaces
In the world’s wild and desolate places!

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on October 18, 2018, in 5-7-5, Anza-Borrego Desert, California, haiku, Haiku My Heart, light verse, Midweek Motif, Poets United, Recuerda Mi Corazon, Sky Watch Friday, Southern California and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. I like this kind of abundance. Quite otherworldly.

  2. True, true. These are the local pictures of beauty we need to read. Thank you.

  3. I am told, the abundance of the desert is like love. It asks nothing.

  4. Lisa at Greenbow


  5. It is a true wilderness

  6. Wonderful photo, but it’s your poem that grabbed me!

  7. the abundance that I see in your and some other bloggers images makes me want to visit.

  8. This is such a place that I would want to slide, soar, perch, slither, hoot and feast on such great beauty!

  9. i love this so.
    abundance for the seekers heart.
    light brighter because of darkness.

  10. Beverly Crawford

    An abundance of rattlers somehow escapes me, but the desert does have an abundance of beauty all its own!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      That’s OK. One person’s abundance is another person’s paucity! 🙂

      On Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 5:12 PM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  11. Luv the ponder of tge deserts abundance. Happy Sunday MMT

    much love…

  12. An abundance of openness in a world of clutter can be like a a refreshing shower after a day of hard work.

  13. Lovely photo, and a fine poem to go with it!

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