Advent: Day 21


My heart is in anguish within me, the terrors of death have fallen upon me. Fear and trembling come upon me, and horror overwhelms me. And I say, “O that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest; yea, I would wander afar, I would lodge in the wilderness, I would haste to find me a shelter from the raging wind and tempest.”
Psalm 55:4-8, Revised Standard Version

If I were a dove,
I would fly to seek my rest
in the wilderness.

Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Northern Arizona
More Poetry Picnic Week 18 poems with the theme “Wildness” here
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
More Straight Out of the Camera shots here
More Shadow Shot Sunday photos here
More SkyWatch Friday photos here
More Himmelsk photos here

Posted on December 17, 2011, in Advent, haiku, Haiku My Heart, Himmelsk, Poetry Picnic, Psalms, Shadow Shot Sunday, Sky Watch Friday, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday. Bookmark the permalink. 38 Comments.

  1. Heisann!

    Wonderful, beautiful, awesome….

  2. gorgeous sky and stunning haiku to accompany it…i can feel the awe across the waves….can only imagine how the breath was held

  3. What a magical shot!
    Happy holidays!

  4. Beautiful photo (and processing?)!
    I’ve been paging through your haiku; just wonderful!

  5. breath-taking. words and photo!!

  6. This is a rugged land. It would feel a bit more hospitable if the sky were blue, but it is a stormy look that keeps us on our toes. The season of Advent is a wonderful metaphor that says our future is bright with the soon to occur birth of our savior. Sunny skies will be bak!

  7. Beautiful light! Magical from the Magical Mystical Teacher.

  8. Thanks for co-hosting the new SSS2!!

    SHADOW OF CHRIST is my direct link.

  9. What powerful contrasts–I LOVE it MMT!!

    Thanks for sharing,


  10. Beautiful, both the photo and the poem.

  11. Very, very powerful. I’m a little breathless after reading and staring at your photo.

  12. Awesome shadow. Thanks for beeing part of the Shadow Shot Sunday 2 Team.

  13. Powerful sense of wild space! And love your gentle, reflective thoughts in your haiku!

  14. As always a stunning and awesome sight.

  15. Yes I agree, very powerful.
    Thanks for hosting!

  16. Wow! That is a beautiful photo! Breathtaking!

    Thanks again for taking over SSS! You guys have done an awesome job and it’s great to see everyone linking up there today. It’s all gone nice and smoothly! Yay!

  17. Powerful-most powerful words you have there to accompany a powerful image.
    And, I must thank you from the bottom of my heart in stepping forward to help host SSS. To do without was unthinkable.

    And, you MUST get up to Santa Fe before the month is up to see an exhibit at the history museum. The grandaddy of them all is the Illuminated Bible which is there until April, BUT the accompanying exhibits are not there as long. It is an astounding exhibit. The Illuminated Bible is based on the Revised Standard Version. Here’s the link:

  18. wonderful shot and thank you for taking this on….
    have a wonderful week

  19. Oh, Teacher…you continue to amaze me with your awesome shots. and….your magical words, always.
    Thank you for coming over…I always love it when you do.
    Now, a question…if several different bloggers are going to do the SHADOW SUNDAY, how do we know ahead of time where it will that we give the correct link in our post. ?
    xoxo bj

  20. Oh, I like your haiku!

  21. This is a beautiful and dramatic scene.

  22. Beautiful.

    I love the Psalms. When I’m feeling down all I have to do is remember David and the fact that he too had down times and yet remained the apple of God’s eye…Good stuff! Thanks. Oh, and great ShadowShot too. :0)

  23. ohh I so loved the haiku … goes so well with the photo 😀
    beautiful post!!!

  24. Thanks for continuing SSS meme. Lovely poem with a lovely pic.

  25. Beautiful!!! I’m not a dove but still seek my rest in the wilderness.

    Happy Christmas to you.

  26. The wilderness – thank goodness we still have some to fly to. A beautiful post …..inspiring 🙂

  27. Ooops admiring your post and forgot to thank you for co- hosting SSS… .. a big thank you. I’m so glad it is continuing especially as I have only been with it for such a short time. 🙂

  28. lovely photo for this week, I’ve got to get myself back into the routine of joining Shadow Shot Sunday in the new year

  29. What an awesome shot, MMT! The wilderness is breathtaking, and I love that you share your part of the natural world with us. You live in a beautiful part of the country.

    And I see you said the photo was straight out of the camera. Wow!

    Love the Haiku as well.

    Thank you so much for taking over SSS! I really appreciate it. I’ll say hi to Linus for you, when he wakes up. 😉

  30. you know, I was married for many years to a man who did nothing more in his spare time than sit and write haiku. oh, he hiked a lot, and did other things too, but his daily practice was writing haiku. I thought him superb at his craft and he was my favorite haiku writer. Until now. You are my new fave. (I’ll always love Basho and Wang Wei). and your shadow shot is really fine too.
    thanks for hosting SSS – and best of luck on your new endeavor. I hope this doesn’t set back the release date for that one big thing I’ve been waiting for!!! happy SSS to you MMT. all the best to you.

  31. I usually only look at one post from each poet, but your first entry was so good, I’ll make an exception this week. This one is just as awesome as the first one. Picture is stunningly beautiful, and, again, the verse seems made for it. Looks like northeast Arizona.

  32. really like your imagination!!!! wonderful function!! oh yeah.. cool photography too. 884587

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