Gathering Wisdom


Vaquero at El Charco del Ingenio, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México

Solo vaquero
reads the signs of earth and sky,
gathering wisdom.

Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on June 16, 2012, in El Charco del Ingenio, Guanajuato, haiku, Haiku Heights, Haiku My Heart, Himmelsk, Mexico, Recuerda Mi Corazon, San Miguel de Allende, senryu, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Sky Watch Friday, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday. Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.

  1. This image reminds me of the hero of the novel:”The Alchemist”, who tried to read the signs of earth and sky,gathering wisdom. Interesting Image and poem:))

  2. well crafted haiku ~ enjoy ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

  3. Wisdom is in constant evolution. It is wise to understand that is so! Lovely image!

  4. There is a lot of wisdom in reading mother nature ~ Nice one ~

  5. Excellent haiku and picture. I love the touch of Spanish instead of ‘ one lonely cowboy’ sounds much more poetic 🙂

  6. its really interesting.. one gains with what he experiences.. good or bad 🙂 lovely 🙂

  7. reads the signs of earth and sky – we always must do it if we want to gather wisdom and be happy!
    I love your haiku! Wonderful picture!

  8. You capture the most thought-provoking photos! I really like this.

  9. A great capture and a wonderful shadow shot as well! Hope you have a beautiful weekend! Enjoy! Happy SSS!!


  10. So different to riders here, riding through the lush green countryside!

  11. so often i think that you create such amazing art – in every genre and venue…..adored your photo and your haiku – perfect…love the ‘solo vaquero’…rolls off the tongue!

  12. So perfect…picture and words! I think that if people would put the cell phones down and just wonder in peace & quite sometimes, we might have a bit more wisdom in the world!!

  13. the shadow is wonderful
    it is a perfect place to be deep in one’s thoughts isn’t it

  14. I enjoyed the photo, thinking about your haiku and reading the comments. i would have missed the shadow, and it is indeed, perfect.

  15. Perhaps we all ought to do as this gentleman does and wander the outback to clear our heads of any daily grind – we need to start our minds anew on occasion by leaving the urban jungle and transiting the hinterland and all the fresh air therein. He sets the example for us all…

  16. I really like this shot – great composition, and the colours are lovely.

  17. Haiku and photo – a perfect match

  18. Very nice photo and poem. The rider does seem to be taking in all the beauty that surrounds him. Something we all should do more often. We get so busy with our daily lives that we tend to not see the beauty that surrounds us or at times the signs of things that could be a warning or informative to us.

  19. Nice to ride a horse.

  20. love the atmosphere in this pic!

  21. A great picture! I love it! Have a good sunday!

  22. Trust me, even I wanted to comment the same thing that Rita has commented, I wonder soul of universe!

  23. great shot mmt. love that big cactus on the right. i believe you captured the photo well with your words!!!

  24. Ohh, I love this photo and haiku! Takes me back to my childhood and all the ‘westerns’ movies I watched with my dad…

  25. What an interesting shot – man and beast, desert, sand and cactus! Great haiku as well.

  26. Wonderful words, MMK. 🙂 I learned soooo much one summer when I worked on a road paving job with two American Indians.

  27. This has a nice spiritual dimension to it. I like “gathering wisdom from the earth and sky.” Lovely haiku and photo 🙂

  28. There is much wisdom there for him to gather. Lovely.


  29. I love the line “reads the signs of earth and sky”. Very nicely done.

  30. It looks so hot and dry. And lonely…

  31. Fantastic photo and I really like the idea of gathering wisdom from the earth and sky.

  32. Lovely photo and haiku…..:)

  33. Nature is truly wise.

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