An hour of hard frost
crushes dry riverbed corn—
stem and leaf and cell.

Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Northern Arizona
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Posted on October 9, 2011, in Arizona, frost, haiku, Macro Monday, Mellow Yellow Monday, my haiku, Northern Arizona, One Single Impression, Shadow Shot Sunday, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday, The One-Minute Writer. Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Poor plant…a beautiful haiku.

  2. Fall is here and the first frost is right around the corner here in Kansas. Kind of sad to see it take its toll on all the plants. Great shot–I love the shadow on the sand. Mickie 🙂

  3. Always kind of sad when that frost ZAPS the plants – great photo and words.

  4. Very dramatic shot. Love the shadow.

  5. The end of summer….great example.

  6. great shadow. hate to hear about hard frost though.

  7. so simple but elegant….

  8. Goodness me! How lovely is this photo? I love that it is the mirror of itself in shadow! Beautiful!

  9. Beautiful!

    Have a fabulous week.

    Liz @ MLC

  10. despite what had happened it survived.. nice photo.. 🙂

  11. This corn is trying to survive.

    Autumn Colors

  12. It’s trying to hang on for dear life. Great photo.

  13. Gorgeous photo, yellowy and shadowy and all.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  14. Looks like it is the time of the year when everything begins to retreat!!

  15. this is so lovely…the arch of the corn, the curved shadow in the sand. the bending to life.
    hope your day unfolds in beauty, yielding and in standing tall.

  16. Plants have a capacity to survive somehow. Great write!


  17. Great image.
    We just pulled our tomato plant yesterday. Sad.
    Hope you are having a good start to your week.

  18. Alas all good things eventually meet their end. Wonderful shot, the lighting in the photo is lovely.

  19. Elegant photo for an elegant poem ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) linked with MYM ^_^

  20. isn’t that the truth…. there is nothing so sad as a dry river bed… somehow it seems lost… somewhere…

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