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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 6, Number 2, June 2012

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Bruce Ross
Bangor, Maine, USA


The Desert Stillness

There is a belated sense of modern civilization in this extensive desert. The long moved-on old culture is reflected in the scattered petroglyphs and the landscape they had so well adapted to. On the edges are remnants of the newer culture.

Mojave Desert
on the long-closed motel
roadrunner mural

The most ambitious human reclamation project is the active military training ground laced into the desert's interior.

Mojave Desert
the dormant volcano
and distant thunder

Yet for the most part a purity of stillness permeates this desert even where outposts of human presence are felt.

Mojave Desert
the barbed-wire fence kept straight
with boulders

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