photo SonoranJune2013850a_zps8d0a7f8a.jpg
Saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

The old saguaro—
in another life perhaps
it was a lotus.
~~ ~~
Sometimes paradise
is an ancient saguaro
on the homeward way.

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on June 16, 2013, in Arizona, Blue Monday, Carpe Diem, desert, haiku, Postcards from Paradise, Recuerda Mi Corazon, saguaro cactus, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. Hard to imagine a lotus surviving in the desert?

  2. I see the word, ‘Lotus’. Then I scroll further and see the image, ‘cactus’. Anticipation builds wondering what words will tie these two together. And you did so, very poetically!

  3. So glad I got here from PFP since I’m skipping CP today. Your first poem is hilarious! I’m still giggling! Have a wonderful day!My Head is Beating with Wishes

  4. I love this Saguaro cactus, nice photo and exquisite poem!

  5. Such a regal saguaro!

  6. Have a nice Sunday

    much love…

  7. That’s so beautiful and thought provoking. Lotus achieving enlightenment in the desert.

  8. I guess the sagauro would have had to be a carnation at least twice after being a lotus?


  9. from water lotus
    from the hot sand saguaro
    rising as it should


  10. Interesting words and shot 🙂

  11. Lovely image. You’ve captured so well the heat and dryness.

  12. Beautiful photo….I have yet to see a real cactus.
    Happy Blue Monday!’


  13. Thanks for sharing this beautiful blue.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  14. Gorgeous haiku, MMT 🙂

  15. I do not understand how anything can survive in a hot, dry desert, Still, nature provides us with some very neat and interesting sights.

  16. such lovely flights of fancy!

  17. No mud no Lotus
    No desert no Saguaro

  18. Yes, a good source of water in the desert 🙂 Lovely pic as usual.

  19. Ah but that saguaro is mighty old I think…

  20. Beautiful photo. I played too. Mine are here and here.

  21. This is lovely. Paradise, an ancient saguaro, never thought of it like that, but now, well …

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