A dry, dusty, arid landscape can’t have much going for it, surely? I mean, there are many poems about lush, verdant, green landscapes – but poems about the desert? Surely not! Well actually there are a great many things to be celebrated about the desert.
Many of them used to be under the sea, so they can reveal a surprising amount of information about what the world was like centuries ago. The desert is often a really beautiful place too – yes, there are some truly extreme temperatures, but life always finds a way, and there is actually quite a lot of it even in the dry, dusty desert.
Reading poems about the desert, especially if you live in a really wet area, can be very enlightening, and the written word can also bring it to life as nothing else can. If you’re not into artwork, and you have no plans to hop on a plane and visit a desert, have a read through some of our collection instead.
It’ll be just like you were actually there. The upside is that you don’t have to worry about cactuses, scorpions or running out of water – you can just visit in your mind!
Poems About The Desert
Author: N. Ellis
The Sahara, a sea of sand and stone,
A land of heat and harsh winds blown,
A place of beauty, yet unforgiving,
Where survival is the daily living.
The dunes rise high, like waves of gold,
A land where stories of adventure are told,
Camels roam, their silhouettes etched against the sky,
As the sun beats down, from on high.
The nomads here, are tough and strong,
Their resilience, a story to be told,
Living in harmony with the land,
Where water is scarce, but spirits are bold.
The desert holds secrets deep within,
A land of mystery and ancient kin,
It's a place of challenge and test,
But also a place of peace and rest.
The Sahara, a land of contrasts and extremes,
A place of wonder, and unforgettable scenes,
It's harsh, yet beautiful, where few dare to tread,
A land that leaves an impact, long after one has left.
Author: P. Nicoli
Amidst the sand and barren rocks,
Where scorching sun the land mocks,
There bloom the desert flowers,
A sight to see for hours and hours.
With petals bold and colors bright,
They stand out in the desert light,
A symbol of life in a land so dry,
A reminder that beauty can bloom and fly.
The cactus flower, with its delicate bloom,
Opens its petals, in the light of the moon,
Its beauty fleeting, but oh so rare,
A sight to behold, beyond compare.
The desert rose, with its soft pink hues,
Blooms in the sand, like a delicate muse,
It's a symbol of hope, and resilience,
In a land where life is hard to exist in.
So let us marvel at these desert flowers,
A symbol of life in the driest hours,
For they remind us that even in the toughest conditions,
Life finds a way to bloom with precision.
Author: G. Smiley
In the desert, where the heat beats down,
And the sand dunes swirl around,
I found my love, in this barren land,
A love that's strong and resilient as the sand.
With endless skies and endless plains,
We walked hand in hand, without any strains,
The beauty of the desert, captured our hearts,
A love story, that will never depart.
The sunsets and the sunrises,
The stars that shine in the clear skies,
All witnessed the love we shared,
A love that will always be prepared.
The barrenness of the desert,
Became a canvas, for our love to prosper,
For in the desert, we found our oasis,
A love so pure, so true and gracious.
So let the desert be our witness,
To the love that will forever persist,
For in this barren land, we found our true home,
A love that will continue to roam.
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