Desert Love


Photo: desertusa.com

Photo: desertusa.com

I was so young
when first I walked the desert
alone, of an early morning.
When first I learned
those sands were anything
but barren.
When first I fell in love
with tiny pink blossoms
twinning between prickly vines
that hid beneath a boulder.

Written for National Poetry Month 2014–Day 5

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14 thoughts on “Desert Love

  1. Gorgeous write– you give us so much in so few words! ~J

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  2. Jamie Dedes says:

    Captured the first impression of lovely desert so well, Victoria.

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  3. rmp says:

    it is amazing to think such beauty exists in such a barren place…but then again beauty is all around, one just needs to look. lovely verse.

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  4. kamana says:

    i have not seen a desert in bloom. only walked and driven in the deserts of saudi arabia … sand and rock and sand and rock and more sand and rock for miles ahead.

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  5. lynndiane says:

    i love the desert flora too – especially cacti in bloom…this makes me wanna go back to visit!

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  6. Bodhirose says:

    When young it seems our eyes find all kinds of beauty in our surroundings. How nice that you can continue those walks in the desert to this day, Victoria.

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  7. wolfsrosebud says:

    amazing what you’ve done with a few lines… I was walking with you

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  8. brian miller says:

    i would love to return there…i have only visited it once…
    and def ther eis still much life there….
    and how interestingly different it is…

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  9. Roberta says:

    Lovely! I was born in Palm Springs, so I can relate!

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  10. I love reading about AWARENESS, at any age, any time, any place.
    Thanks!

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  11. Mary says:

    Nice… I saw the desert for the first time about eighteen years ago. You were fortunate to experience it as a child. It really is fascinating to realize how much life there really is in the sand.

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  12. Miss Hannah says:

    Beautiful! I absolutely feel the mood of this! Been traveling to AZ since I was 4. Walking in the desert early morning is pure happiness pure contentment!

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  13. Angela says:

    So lovely, Victoria! Your first 3 lines drew me in… so I had no choice but to walk with you through to the end of the poem. 🙂

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