sun-bleached wilderness
raindrops lost in hostile sands
scorpions rejoice

Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
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Posted on September 23, 2011, in Anza-Borrego Desert, California, haiku, Haiku My Heart, Himmelsk, my digital photos, my haiku, Shadow Shot Sunday, Sky Watch Friday, Southern California, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday, The Height of Haiku Challenge, Thursday Think Tank. Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. “Hostile sands” is a dramatic image that vibrates this beautiful haiku!

  2. I found “hostile sands” striking, too.

  3. yeah scorpions would love that 🙂
    beautifully penned 🙂

  4. Survives desert heat in cool holes these nocturnal hunters and have a ball during the day huh!!….eerie!!

  5. I lived in Phoenix until I was 20 — you captured the desert 100% both in picture and words.

  6. Nice composition in your photo.

    Regards and best wishes

  7. A haiku to conjure up a thirst… 🙂

  8. A great Haiku.
    I love the image of ‘hostile sands’ and jubilant scorpions.

  9. “Raindrops lost in hostile sands”–oh, you do have a way with words–excellent. Have a nice weekend. Mickie 🙂

  10. a rock split by time
    awaits a stranger’s passing
    hopes to be noticed

  11. Stark this is, the place desolate (except to the scorpions…). It is bleak, the only place to hide during the day before the trek continues by the moonlit light. I trust you had an air conditioned escape, with the motor running…

  12. Raindrops disappear and desert creatures are happy! Rain a bother for them!


  13. Scorpions? Hope you didn’t see any on your visit.

    Wonderful Haiku, MMT.

  14. There’s always someone who’s happy–nice haiku 🙂

  15. Gorgeous! I love the precariously angled rock and the dangerous-looking crack running through it.

  16. Shadow rock makes a great post.

  17. The picture is perfect to illustrate your haiku.

  18. Beautiful~ Great photo, too~

  19. Fascinating landscape and nice shadow!

  20. vivid imagery in your poem.
    looking at the picture, certainly a hostile place for humans. 🙂

  21. LIke a dream, solid and soft at the same time!
    Nice photo!

  22. The shadow takes on a personality of its own! I’m sure we all see something different in it.

  23. good capture and sentiment of desert life( I’m more than happy in my North East though)

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