In the Shadows

On the way to Window Rock

Northern Arizona

Who can find meaning
in the shadows of the pine?
Who can plumb its heart?

Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on July 21, 2012, in Arizona, haiku, Haiku Heights, Haiku My Heart, Northern Arizona, Recuerda Mi Corazon, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday. Bookmark the permalink. 35 Comments.

  1. I like the shadows of the pine ~ The question format is very creative ~

  2. Great photo and excellent contemplative haiku ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

  3. I love the captured shadows of the pine as well as the blue hue of the sky…beautiful capture of a wondrous tree…

  4. Well composed picture and haiku. Mysterious.

  5. The dry desert air is hot, too. The pines offer a respite to the glare of the sun, and after we cool off, we can plumb the depths of knowledge within the tree’s rings…

  6. A beautiful tapestry-like invitation.

  7. Sylvia Kirkwood

    Wonderful shadow shot for the day! After all the wild fires, I’m glad you can still find some trees to offer a shadow! Hope you have a great weekend!

  8. it is lovely to think we or something could lift the heart of a ancient tree, we are so use to thinking of all the things trees offer us. i love this turn of the tables!

  9. MMT again a wonderful picture, and the way you have written your haiku in the question way is awesome. Well done.

  10. Not only can I find the meaning, if you look up the depth of the pine shadow in your Funk & Wagnall’s there is a solipsistic picture of me!

  11. A clever way of extending it as a question. Beautiful haiku, MMT!


  12. great shadowing…..and an intriguing question….

  13. love Haiku, lovely soft shadows!

  14. Loved seeing that old pine tree looking so bare and lonely.

  15. Cool shadows from a beautiful old pine tree..and the haiku is wonderful as always.

    Have fun shadow seeking this week, MMT!

  16. I too like the question format and I love photos of trees..they have such character about them….Michelle

  17. Lovely sense of wild isolation in this photo! Just beautiful for the spirit!

  18. A very lovely photo. Great shadows and haiku too!

  19. Your place looks like a great one to go for an afternoon or morning walk.

    Any advise and tips you could give to my shadow shot entry would be so much appreciated. Have a blessed Sunday.

  20. Great haiku again…
    Have a good week ahead!

  21. Love the shadows and composition of your photo! Love your haiku as well!

  22. it´s not hard to find the meaning 🙂

  23. Wow-that looks like it’s in the middle of nowhere!

  24. Wonderful haiku and picture.

  25. Liked the questions that you asked here. Forces us to consider the haiku more deeply. Nice photo too,

  26. Excellent photo to enhance your haiku – and your meaning

  27. Lovely picture and haiku!!!They both match perfectly!!!

  28. That’s a thought-provoking haiku. I too liked the question format of it. Beautiful! 🙂

  29. Without that image.. the word pine in itself evokes lot of questions when imagined another way.. Meaning in the shadows of the pine.. plumbing the heart to find out.. Lovely take.

  30. Thoughtful haiku with interesting question…

  31. Well done and photo speaks to me.


  32. wow, I’ve been away from here for such a long time, that I had almost forgotten what wonderful haiku you write! Amazing and well, I would say, in answer to the question: “Who, indeed?”
    Best, M.

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