Elegant Ladies of the Desert

I live in a valley in the California desert – home of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, R.C. Gorman sunsets, and palm trees. Areas of the valley’s desert may be unspoiled and unpopulated or highly groomed with burgeoning populations. Whatever its state, palm trees are part of the landscape.

The palms may be ornamental, architectural, or utilitarian. They may be wild and untended as nature planned. I’m intrigued by their unique identity and power to survive the extremes of temperature and high-velocity winds. I’m amazed at their mystery, rising from scrub and sand. They exude a sense of wisdom and agelessness, with a touch of timeless beauty. They inspire a small tribute . . .


elegant ladies
dress in their high couture skirts 
to waltz with the wind 

                                                                                                                                                                      Carol Mann 2018



Desert Oasis by artist Naomi Brown

Version 2

Waiting for Coachella – photo by Carol Mann

Thank you for stopping by. Feel free to add your thoughts, perhaps a haiku . . .


About cmwriter

I'm a writer ... of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. I blog about writing, short stories, poetry, books, plays, and thoughts on life. Love reading and travel and being with friends!
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2 Responses to Elegant Ladies of the Desert

  1. Danielle Cook says:

    Elegantly said!

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