learning from small things—
sere tufts of wind-blasted grass,
the patience of stones

Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Northern Arizona
More The Height of Haiku Challenge, Day 15 with theme “Patience” here
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday with the theme “Freestyle” here
More Monday Poetry Train Revisited #136 here
More REDnesday photos here


Posted on September 14, 2011, in Arizona, desert, haiku, Monday Poetry Train Revisited, my digital photos, my haiku, Northern Arizona, Sensational Haiku Wednesday, The Height of Haiku Challenge. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. I love to see how you make us learn from nature.. thanks MMT..

  2. And let it grow, well stones really grow, right? Amidst whatever climate they are exposed to!

  3. I don’t know why small things offer more to learn from, but this is often true I think.

  4. liked the stones being patient….

  5. The endurance of the terrain in severe harsh regions is a test of patience indeed!! Much to learn here!!

  6. I can’t help wondering why the last couple of haiku have been on stones – although there is a lot to learn from them too!

  7. My grandmother used to say “patient as stone…” Thanks for the reminder.

  8. Like the voice of Mother Nature giving us some natural wisdom! Beautiful!

  9. A great haiku. There nobody more patient than Mother Nature.

  10. Nice Haiku and picture. Stones have to be patient as they can move on their own. No?


  11. Another gorgeous desert photo, mmt, and a gem of wisdom to go with it. 🙂

  12. Lovely – wish I had a modicum of patience.

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