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Mystique of the Mojave

A white wash of striated clouds stretch expansively across the arid desert sky where Joshua trees commune lifting up crooked cacti like arms towards the searing sun. Massive layers of brown boulders jut, forming endless sculptures hidden places where the ancients make their penitence with words swept away by unforgiving winds. Shadows shift under the arc of the sun where nervous roadrunners dart startled lizards seek shade great hawks circle with outstretched wings and tortoises amble as time crawls by. Two lane highways trail into the horizon toward snow capped mountain peaks lined by nameless telephone poles and tumbleweeds that roll aimlessly across storefronts and sleepy rundown towns in disrepair. The mystique of the Mojave plains still remains an inviting oasis of refreshment and contemplation underneath the stillness of the midnight stars. 12/5/2022

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Date: 12/27/2022 12:45:00 PM
wow.. ive missed your poetry and how smooth you are with your words... where do i start to praise this one with each stanza full of poetic excellence.. The desert can be a mysterious place, ive been to a desert sunset in Dubai and it was quite spectacular.. the last stanza to your poem is my favourite..
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Laura Leiser
Date: 12/30/2022 9:21:00 PM
It’s so good to hear from you again, Silent! I’m so glad you enjoyed my little poem, as well! I haven’t been too active on PS lately, but your comments made my day! Hugs! :)
Date: 12/27/2022 6:20:00 AM
Thanks for sharing this. By God's grace, I greet you with the peace and joy of Christmas and prosperous New Year along this present: "the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23 of the King James Bible). God bless you.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 12/30/2022 9:27:00 PM
Thank you, Beata! God bless you and yours this Christmas season! :)
Date: 12/16/2022 2:04:00 PM
I like this descriptive and creative work you have penned. Thanks for sharing. Sara
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Laura Leiser
Date: 12/17/2022 8:25:00 PM
Thank youC Sara! I’m happy you liked this! :)
Date: 12/13/2022 4:42:00 PM
I love this Laura ! I have spent many hours, days and years driving up those roads and gazing out at the unveiling landscape you so beautifully described ! I love revisiting it through your poem. Susan :)
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Laura Leiser
Date: 12/15/2022 7:18:00 PM
Thank you so much for your kind comments, Susan! My recent trip to Joshua Tree really inspired me to write, as my poems have been few and far between as of late.
Date: 12/5/2022 8:01:00 AM
Simply beautiful images, Laura, of a special place on earth. I enjoyed your poem immensely.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 12/5/2022 8:17:00 AM
Thank you, Milt! So happy you enjoyed this one! :)