Haiku My Heart . . . Coyote


singing down the moon

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona
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Posted on September 10, 2010, in Arizona, Haiku My Heart Friday, Mission San Xavier del Bac, my digital photos, my haiku, Tucson. Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Ahhhrooo….;) That sound is so magical. Nicely captured by your words.
    Happy Friday !

  2. What a great way to decorate a barred window! I haven’t heard any coyotes lately but maybe I am going to bed too early and sleeping too soundly. 🙂

  3. “singing down”
    lovely phrase.
    Hope there aren’t any coyotes where you live?

  4. Hmm. . . there must be shape-shifters tiptoeing around. I woke up early yesterday morning with thoughts of coyotes and shape-shifting and things not being what they seem.

  5. Love the photo. Interesting poem too.

    All the best, Boonie

  6. Ooh, your words gave me a shiver… is there a more mournful sound? Seems somehow so appropriate for the approaching autumn nights.

    Arresting and lovely.


  7. nothing as sad as the howling of the wolf! I love this

  8. I love both the haiku and the photo. The coyote reminds me very much of my old basenji dog, who learned to howl at the moon when he was 11 years old. He sang quite a soulful song, and was quite proud of himself for learning to do it!

  9. Both your photo and words are so beautiful, thanks for visiting my blog, I loved the haiku your left for me.

  10. Ooh, I like how you created a mood in such few words. Love your coyote, too!

  11. Stopping by again to answer your question about basenjis and the movie,”Goodbye My Lady.” I’m so interested that you remember that movie from your childhood! My current basenji is named Lady, after the dog in that movie (and book.) I talked about that in this post, if you’re interested:


    As for basenji vocalizations, the sounds in that movie were not terribly accurate, but basenjis CAN make all kinds of sounds, including eerily big-cat-like growls, wolf-howls, joyous crows (a kind of sing-song “baroo,”) and even a small, quiet woof on occasion. Some, like my current girl, are very, very quiet and make almost no sounds at all. Some, like my old boy, are positively polysyllabic, in a completely non-canine fashion. I find them fascinating.

  12. Beautiful photo. I can recall hearing the coyotes in my neighborhood. I lived in New Mexico for a couple years. They are the stuff of legend there. Beautiful haiku and post.

  13. haunting
    moon, song and silhouette.

  14. Sing away, dear coyote, sing away. 😉


    BTW, they spotted some coyotes — okay A coyote in my neighborhood last winter. When I heard, I went out, with my dog to look for it and get a photo but it didn’t wait for its photo op. It was long gone. Darn.

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