St. John's Catholic Cemetery

Rambling days over,
quilt of desert solitude
wraps their weary bones.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, St. Johns, Arizona
Written to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sensational Haiku Wednesday
More One Single Impression poems with the theme “Rambling” here
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
More Haiku Heights with the theme “Solitude” here
More Share the Joy Thursday ruminations here
More Skywatch Friday photos here
More REDnesday photos here
More Himmelsk photos here

Posted on May 26, 2011, in Arizona, Haiku Heights, Haiku My Heart, Himmelsk, my digital photos, my haiku, One Single Impression, REDnesday, Sensational Haiku Wednesday, Share the Joy Thursday, Sky Watch Friday, St. John's Catholic Cemetery. Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.

  1. Again, well done!

  2. quilt of dessert solitude, very nice.

  3. oops I mean desert of course!

  4. ojo de dios
    thrusting up toward heaven
    end of earthly life

  5. Great shot.

    Happy sky watching!

    Liz @ A Simple Life

  6. Under the blue sky a peace and quite place stay by…

    Sky Watch

  7. I’ve never seen an ojo de dios wrapped this way! Fascinating!

  8. Very creative shot.

  9. I like the poetry of ‘quilt of desert solitude’.

  10. Solitude and contemplating is what I think when I look at the picture – a kind of harmony in it 🙂


  11. “weary bones” – describes me to a T (although fortunately mine are still animated!)

    Going to leave this one open for a few days more in celebration of our 100th week, in case the mood strikes again 😉

  12. Sad and beautiful at the same time…love it.

  13. Lovely haiku!
    Joyce M

  14. Very decorative cross, may whoever lies there be at peace.

  15. The red and white strips remind me of a candy cane. This is a beautiful photo and wonderful words. Have a great week. 🙂

  16. I love the haiku with that photo. So much deeper meaning and feeling to it!

  17. What a unique cross. Great find. Your words wrap the cross in a quilt, just as you describe. Wonderful.


  18. spændende billede.. 🙂

  19. absolutely delightful.. loved the way you ahve created it..

  20. Beautifully expressed and the photo to match! =)

  21. Unusual choice. Gave me pause.

  22. You always have such an exciting pictures and I am curious … What is this?

  23. The desert is quilt of sorts…not always beautiful, ut always awe inspiring. Lovely poem. I like the contrast of solitude and rambling.

  24. I have never seen a cross exactly like this, but the haiku beautifully matches your great photo. Rambling over. I can relate.

  25. Southwest cemeteries show incredible adaptation to challenging environments.

  26. I love the last stanza, wonderful haiku

  27. I meant line not stanza lol

  28. It does look like a quilt. A colorful one for the celebration of the life the rambler lived. Interesting that this is a cemetery; sometimes you see those crosses in the southwest marking graves on the open range. Nice elegiac feel to your haiku, MMT.

  29. It does resemble a quilt and so colorful in contrast with the starkness of the desert background. Lovely image.

  30. Beautiful haiku. Quilt of solitude” is a keeper phase!

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