Tangled Desert Tree

Tangled tree
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

Tangled desert tree,
were you once a silver birch
in some misty place?

Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on November 24, 2012, in Arizona, Carpe Diem, desert, haiku, Haiku Heights, Shadow Shot Sunday, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday. Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. The light Green of desert trees indeed have something birch like in then.

  2. This is such a beautiful thought !!!

  3. MMT … what a stunning photo awesome. Lovely haiku you’ve written on Silver Birch. Indeed this tree has some of the colors of the Birch. Thank you for your creativity for Carpe Diem.

  4. Such a beautiful, fairy-tale like haiku… I can almost see a knight coming out of the mist…

  5. Beautiful shadow shot and such lovely haiku as always! It does indeed create images in my mind! Have a great weekend!!

  6. light intertwined shadows…all serving some purpose, some direction.

  7. What a wild and crazy tree! Love the time of day that you shoot too-always beautiful light!

  8. Your shots are awsome! treatment given in garb of haiku is most worthy!

  9. The lighting in this photo is superb! Plus I always enjoy your haikus.

  10. Do you teach poetry, including the writing of it, in your classroom? If you do, I’d love to be able to watch you.

  11. The tree tangle seems to be at this place to to entice us to view it – a tree requiring attention on the sparse desert (not that we would ignore it anyway…_

  12. Somehow it makes me think of my hair upon awakening.

  13. Powerful picture and spot on haiku

  14. Like Nature’s tinsel hanging from the tree! Gorgeous photo!

  15. Darn good – to be able to get a silver birch, the desert and mist into one 17 syllable fantasy! Lovely photo too!

  16. Beautiful but no match for the Monk haiku!!!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Some of the very best batters in baseball have a .500 average. That means they hit a home run only half the time! If I can write as well as the best batters can bat, I’m happy!

  17. kind of life-like and mysterious.

  18. Awesome…like how the photo and verse intertwined

  19. I love the soft lighting in this photo.

    Wonderful words, MMT ~ still envious of the Haiku talent you have!

  20. Sigh. Beautiful, asking what is what it was once.

  21. Lovely thought and lovely capture of light and tones.

  22. Beautiful! Congratulations 🙂

  23. I have been to the Sonoaran desert in Az and those trees have the sharpest thorny branches..Ouch. In fact much of the vegetation has sharp picks and I am amazed at how the birds can perch on the tree plant cactus.

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