Stray silk flower photo SonoranFeb2013743a_zps80920f38.jpg
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

crimson silk flower
seemingly rooted in sand—
shameless pretender


Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on February 12, 2013, in Arizona, Carpe Diem, haiga, haiku, Haiku Heights, REDnesday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. What a beautiful flower !

  2. “Shameless Pretender” – now that’s a clever thinking !!!

  3. Vain scrap of red silk
    That artificial flower
    Beautiful in vain


  4. It should have known it couldn’t fool you! Lovely write, MMT

  5. Ha! Great job! Great photo and wonderful haiku for ‘vanity’ ~

    Carol of (A Creative Habor) on blogger ^_^

  6. Is this silk flower not a bit shy, hiding behind all those weeds and twigs ?

  7. hard-hitting haiku. brilliant.

  8. I have a feeling that this masquerader may have a secret story stashed somewhere!

  9. A lovely haiku on our prompt for today. Thank you MMT

  10. A masterful thought…nicley put..

  11. A beautiful bright spot on the sand.

  12. Wonderful take there on this haiku and yes… the pretenders abound. 😉

  13. Very nice.. Just curious did you bring the flower, or did you find it?

  14. Thanks to Bjorn, I don’t need to ask you. That makes me happy that it was a happenstance! I think I’ve told my children enough times that I don’t want artificial flowers alive or dead that they have gotten the message.

  15. I love this. When I lived in Minnesota, the old ladies would put out plastic flowers in the snow so their yards would be in bloom in the middle of winter. This reminds me of that fond memory. Thank you!

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