Savaged Places

Vacant lot

Lush, fragrant gardens
spring up from savaged places
only in our dreams.

Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: A vacant lot, Morelia, Michoacán, México
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Posted on June 7, 2012, in Carry on Tuesday, fence, Friday's Fences, Haiku My Heart, Himmelsk, Mexico, Michoacán, Morelia, Recuerda Mi Corazon, senryu, Sky Watch Friday. Bookmark the permalink. 39 Comments.

  1. Ja, det kan man si!

  2. Dette gjerdet var stilig!

  3. Or maybe for real too! Wonderfull poetic picture!

  4. So simply, this captures a mood we all have felt.

  5. Tenk hvor mye arbeid det er bak det flotte gjerdet :0) Kunstnerisk :0)Flott altså :0) Ha en fine kveld :0)

  6. Fantastic photo for SWF!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

  7. Interesting what this was. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  8. Terrific capture and words for the day as always! One does wonder what was once there. Hope you have a great weekend.


  9. That is a pretty fence…I don’t think too many are made that way these days.

  10. i believe there is potential there, at least.

  11. Whatever was there in that place must have been awfully nice to have this lovely ornate fence surrounding it.

  12. What a stunning elegant fence. I hope they don’t tear it down when something new goes in.

  13. I like the iron against the pale blue sky.

  14. I wonder why they would put such a beautiful fence around a plot of waste land…

  15. the image is stark and beautiful too…who knows what wild things might still grow in this desolate lot.

  16. Hmmm looks like the place is abandoned but the fence is fancy, a mystery?


  17. What a beautiful old iron fence. So ornate and pretty. Wish the inside was as pretty. Lovely shot and haiku. genie

  18. Guess it’s only a memory of what was once behind the fence!

  19. Interesting shot! It makes one wonder what was and what could be.

  20. All that wonderful space, – sets one dreaming of what could be….

  21. Great shot! Good composition!

  22. Abandoned, unloved…but not by Mother Nature, she is busily working in it.

  23. Love the photo. What an ornate fence for an empty lot. Your haiku doesn’t sound too hopeful bib the looks of things, or maybe it does as i envision this lot green and lush after rain.


  24. Well crafted haiku ~ I think that many ‘grow strong in the broken places’ ~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

  25. You’re from Kansas!!!! What part and how long did you live there? Great haiku–most things start with a dream–converting that dream into something “real” takes a lot of ambition and effort. Hopefully, we rise to the occasion. Have a great weekend. Mickie 🙂

  26. i am all for beautiful dreams!

  27. it would be great to see a garden grow in that lot….nice work

  28. Really interesting photo and haiku! 🙂

  29. I’ve passed places like this and imagined the possibilities. Sometimes imagination is the only thing possible.

  30. lush gardens can spring from dreams, yes. wonder if the fence keepd one in or out.

  31. I enjoyed this and your pictures always have such a great perspective!

  32. redondowriter

    Yes, they do, don’t they? More of your mystical fences I love so much.

  33. We colour life ourselves, don’t we? Love your haiku today!

  34. So wonderful photo! Have a nice Saturday, and nice weekend! 🙂

  35. I can just imagine the garden that SHOULD be here beyond this lovely fence!

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