Tangled Ways

Palo verde tangle photo SonoranFeb2013356b_zps4a61f92d.jpg
Palo verde trees, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


All the young strangers
fear my Lady Wilderness
and her tangled ways.

 

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Posted on February 26, 2013, in Arizona, Carpe Diem, desert, haiga, haiku, Palo verde tree, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Thank you for this inspired piece…

    I adore my Old Lady Willow
    and the gifts she gives me.
    In spring her pale green eyes seeing,
    In summer growing bright and strong,
    in fall yellowing with age her site leaves
    and she rests blind, but still listens…
    to me while winter chills embrace her
    Though always a lady, in her tangled hair
    are nests for raptors and squirrels…
    and she lets the woodpeckers
    write poetry on her body…

    (c)JP/davh

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I’m so glad you found inspiration in the photo, and I like how the poem ends with poems tattooed into the tree by woodpeckers! Lovely, Jules, just lovely!

  2. not wise to meddle
    with the Lady Wilderness
    she does not forgive

    Cheers!
    JzB

  3. the world can feel tangled sometimes ~ great photo with your haiku ^_^

  4. And that may be a good thing…..keeping the strangers away from her tangled wildness, lest they get ideas about changing her!

  5. Awesome MMT and what a wonderful photo. Strangers don’t have something looking for in Lady Wilderness.

  6. your photos and haiku always weave themselves into the other so perfectly…unusual take, but brilliant…

  7. I think it’s what makes a stranger… Fear of mother nature.

  8. Excellent, so many possibilities in those words. Why do we fear strangers (and wilderness) so much when they hold many wonders?

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