To Reach the Summit


To reach the summit,
you must not dance on tiptoe,
but plod step by step.

Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: A Huichol woman climbs the steep path to Cerro de la Bufa, Zacatecas, México
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday with the theme “Freestyle” here
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
More Haiku Heights with the theme “Tiptoe” here
More Straight Out of the Camera photos here
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2 photos here
More SkyWatch Friday photos here
More Himmelsk photos here

Posted on January 21, 2012, in Cerro de la Bufa, Haiku Heights, Haiku My Heart, Himmelsk, Mexico, senryu, Sensational Haiku Wednesday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Sky Watch Friday, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday, Zacatecas. Bookmark the permalink. 44 Comments.

  1. Henreitta Katie Choplin

    How oh so very true. I wish you joy and laughter this day.

  2. Beautiful play of shadows on this lovely stone walkway! The lone figure creates a sense of haunting space!

  3. Oh, I know, I know…
    Happy Sunday!

  4. Love the photo and haiku is excellent ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) linked w/HMH

  5. I already had a sense of trudging up that hill, even before I read the Haiku. “Plod” was the perfect word to capture the feeling!

  6. So very true! And, faith helps to get us there.

  7. Energy must be conserved to reach the summit and its glory. One sep seems so insignificant, yet en masse, they add up to an astounding distance. Go slowly and be acclimated to the altitude gradually. This is a lovely example of the path taken…

  8. Great post for the day and a terrific shadow shot! And such true words! Just the reminder I needed for the day! Have a beautiful weekend!


  9. This is BEAUTIFUL ! .. I would love to “plod” up this hill and see the landscape.
    The words ring very true MMT and fit perfectly with this picture .. I’ll be thinking of it for a while : )

  10. I like this image, it beckons me to follow the loan figure. Nice haiku as well.

  11. i so love this stone pathway…love this photo!! happy sss2 mmt.

  12. So true…love how the image works with the haiku…

  13. What a great photo..and the words are so fitting!

  14. A warm day for a walk! Wish we have that now.

  15. Loved both the picture and your haiku 🙂

  16. Usch… I am having a sore toes §;-)

    But, a good chaser never give-UP, am I right, Maam?

    If ever I didn’t showed up on Saturday/Sunday, I am pretty sure I am coming the next or the next after.

    Happy SSS…

  17. Yes! One foot in front of the other. That’s what I would have to tell myself. 😉 Wow, that would be very cool!

  18. Even walking in the shade of the shadows, I would never reach the top of that peak.

  19. Your picture and poem are both amazing!

  20. This haiku is fantabulous! WOnderful expression of timeless truth

  21. You couldn’t have put that any better….oh, how true. This is such a pretty place. Do you go walking there often? I would love to see it. genie

  22. Lovely Shadow Shot. The stone path is wonderful as well as the shadows along the way. I am sure wonderous beautiful unfolds at the top of the summit!

  23. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  24. she is waering a skirt to climb the mountian.

  25. Absolute serenity!! I love it…the colors are just phenomenal.

    Old Man and the Sea

  26. i learnt a new word -plod, thanks

  27. Thank you for your lovely poem,Lovely photo…

  28. Fantastic image! Very beautiful and so symbolic!
    Thanks for your visit and comment on my Shadow Shot.

  29. Its pretty for skywatching.

  30. How much further do I have to go???? hehe!

    Debbie’s Travels

  31. What a nice capture of mood and mountainous setting.

  32. Very poetic photo! Love the message!

  33. Slow and steady does win the race.

    Love your Haiku. ;- )

  34. that woman seems so small and alone in that walkway. I almsot feel sorry for her.

  35. Love the view. Great shot.

  36. You single-handedly support this meme some days, my friend 🙂 Another great one!

  37. I can feel the cracks of the stones under my feet. Wonderful

  38. I was looking forward to this, and was not disappointed!

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