Follow the Fence

Fence at dawn

Southern California

I need no compass
to lead me to journey’s end—
I follow the fence.

Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on August 2, 2012, in fence, Friday's Fences, Himmelsk, senryu, Sky Watch Friday, The Think Tank Thursday. Bookmark the permalink. 53 Comments.

  1. Lol, this surprised me…
    Truth with a touch of humor!
    Well done

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Although I wasn’t consciously trying to be funny, I guess humor sometimes happens on its own–which is a good thing! 🙂

  2. awesome picture MMT, and that haiku going along with it. Great one.

  3. Great shot. I like the dramatic clouds and the sun that is trying to break through them.

  4. Great photo!
    I like it a lot.

  5. Det bliver en lang tur 🙂

  6. The sky with a little white “dot” amoungst all the blue, nice.

  7. So wonderful photo! Have a nice Thursday evening! 🙂

  8. Oh I love this. It reminds me of the amazing journey (true story) of three aboriginal sisters who followed the Rabbit Proof Fence for 1200 miles in Australia, to return to their homes.

  9. Sylvia Kirkwood

    Beautiful, moody skies, terrific composition and beautiful words! Have a great weekend!

  10. This is a great rural shot! Gorgeous skies!

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  11. Beautiful sky! – and a poem to reflect upon:)

  12. Love that perspective. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  13. Like the slightly upward perspective as if the sky and fence are guiding and controlling like! Lovely photo!

  14. A great composition makes this a good post for Himmelsk!

  15. Good advice since a fence leads somewhere (most of the time!).

  16. A fence works as well as, if not better than, a compass.

  17. Nice photograph and lovely poem.. I found it soothing, something I very much needed just now. Thanks.

  18. No ‘fence meant but I have this image of a small yapping dog in my head now…

  19. Indeed the boundary of a fence, can easily encompass that which we find important…Very clever Haiku:)


  20. I’m a fence-follower myself. They can lead you to interesting places.

  21. Love the fence and the Haiku!

  22. Yes… Rabbit Proof Fence this reminded me of right away.

  23. Nice view through the fence…and a good fence for viewing.

  24. Nice barbed wire fence. Beautiful sky at your end! Happy sky watching and a great weekend too.

    Your comment on my Sky Shot will be greatly appreciated.

  25. follow the fence is a good idea, but be careful if you try to climb over it – you might tear your britches

  26. I like the shot – remembering following a fence line – when I lived in Michigan and had to deal with blinding snowstorms, a friend once got into a large field by using the fence line to drive during the storm. Apparently, the owner fenced in the property, including the sides, so he just followed the fence, right off the road! We could laugh about it later…

  27. I wrote my haiku and posted before coming here today, as is my usual. I mentioned the compass as well. This happens often, here, and at the blogs of others. Not sure it means anything at all except the idea that there might be a wave length at work. Nice fence shot and haiku.


  28. Each section of fence casts certain sun direction shadows. Some shadows are caught in the grasses and soil; others are more evanescent and make it hard to tune your radio in certain spots. Fences forbid, but they also guide.

  29. not sure i would follow the fence. think i will follow my nose. ha. ha!! (:

  30. for some crazy reason i hear the voice of johnny cash singing your haiku!
    now there’s a vision!

  31. Nice shot n perfect Haiku to go with it! Reminded me of that movie..I saw the movie too n loved it!

  32. I’d be tempted to jump over at some point, though.

  33. I grew up with my mom singing, ” Don’t fence me in” so my DNA is hardwired against fences 🙂 still I enjoyed your photo and your haiku

  34. And sometimes… I find a hole in that fence, climb through, and dance free over the wide open plains…

  35. Oh, I love following fence lines. And it reminded me of the “Rabbit proof fence” as well, which I walked along for several kilometers in Australia.

  36. Fences are great landmarks.

  37. You told the truth concisely. Always love your fences.

  38. Beautiful! Does the fence lead you to my edge of the world? Ha, then we could dive in together! Enjoy your weekend!

  39. There is a wonderful book (and movie) about two young Aboriginal girls who were stolen from their home and who found their way back over hundreds of miles of desert landscape by following the fence…I can’t remember the name of it for sure, it may be “Follow The Fence” I just can’t remember. It’s a wonderful read (and equally wonderful movie!)

  40. Someone else mentioned it…Rabbit Proof Fence! That’s it! 🙂

  41. The photo is lovely, but I wish I had your way with words!

  42. Beautiful picture you show of the fence.
    Hanne Bente

  43. the sky is amazing!! great contrast to the fence

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