Tell me, Grandmother,
who dares unlock the night sky,
setting free the stars?

Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Northern Arizona
More The Height of Haiku Challenge, Day 30 with the theme “Poet’s Choice” here
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday with the theme “Dare” here
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
More SkyWatch Friday photos here
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Posted on September 30, 2011, in Arizona, fence, Friday's Fences, haiku, Haiku Heights, Haiku My Heart, Himmelsk, my digital photos, my haiku, Northern Arizona, Sensational Haiku Wednesday, Sky Watch Friday, The Height of Haiku Challenge. Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. Now that is a unique position for that lock. I can’t help but wonder how and why it is there. Your words are perfect on this one. They reach far beqond the sky and speak to the Star Nation. Love it.

    More Peace to you today my friend.

  2. What a great word image. Yes, it makes perfect sense, setting stars free.
    I must remember this poem to say to my grandchildren.

  3. Very nice but without the barbed wire!

  4. Beautiful…I do not know who dares but I am so very glad they do set those magical lights free for us to savor and ponder each night.
    Happy Friday !

  5. This is one of your most beautiful haiku! I know for sure its not me but I am thankful to whoever it is who lets them twinkle freely in the sky!!

  6. FANTASTIC!!! Best haiku ever and it goes so well with the photo.

  7. Another perfect haiku for composition in your photo.

    Regards and best wishes

  8. I love this…who dares unlock the night sky setting free the stars…so imaginative!!

  9. ooooh! I think this was the clincher of the challenge. Loved it very much MMT!

  10. Noelle Clearwater

    Is this part of the border fence in Arizona? And if it is not, is it part of someone’s attempt to keep out immigrants? I am very moved by your words and your image. The innocence of the question set against the harshness of the lock and barbed wire and the beauty of the night sky are very dramatic.

  11. This evokes such a bigger story…

  12. This has to be my absolute favorite since I’ve started visiting Haiku Heights! Thank you for adding something beautiful to the day!

  13. Love this image and the haiku.
    You are a magical mystical teacher.

  14. Wow there is some really cool stuff here

  15. i wondered what’s a lock doing on a barbed wire fence, but it’s a very powerful image.
    equally strong are the words of the haiku. great work!

  16. i love the idea that the stars are locked up, then ‘allowed’ out to play!

  17. stunning,
    image…lock, stars,
    wild abandon!

  18. MMT,
    A higher being to ensure things move like clockwork must be! We can only wonder!


  19. Great one … after enjoying a massive blanket of stars last week while in Sedona – I might ask the same!! 🙂

    Congrats on completing the month of Haiku!! It has been enjoyable reading ~~ Happy Friday, Happy Weekend, Happy October!

  20. This is exquisite in its simple yet complex question. And the picture captured my imagination. 🙂

  21. I have no idea. What a nice rhetorical question there. Loved it.

  22. Wonderful haiku to go along with a great find! Love the placement of the padlock.

  23. You sure can weave a tale in only a few words, my friend 🙂 Lovely!

  24. like this one alot… thanks

  25. perfect shot n words to match…thanks for playing!

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