Aztec street photo AztecJuly2013029a_zps65d3125a.jpg
Aztec, New Mexico

who can endure the barbs
of loneliness?

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on July 19, 2013, in Aztec, fence, Friday's Fences, haiku, Haiku My Heart, New Mexico, Recuerda Mi Corazon and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Are you missing your old school Teacher?? Senryu is loaded with emotions!! Beautifully expressed!! Gave me goosebumps!!

  2. This is very poignant for those of us who live in border states Beautifully written…and heartfelt.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Even though the fence in the photo is far away from the U.S.-Mexico border, the coils of razor wire brought the international border to mind, along with images of families separated by the fence.

  3. These are the kind of fences you do not want to encounter. It is a shame they have to be used.

  4. heartache knows no boundaries.
    thank goodness this is also true of love.

  5. A physical fence is equally as lonely and damaging as a spiritual fence. Very well written, MMT

  6. superb heartfelt haiku, MMT! I agree with readinpleasure about the fences. I think that I unwittingly put up one of my own in order to cope.

  7. Strong image and haiku! A great analogy.

  8. If I was locked away I would hope for a library of good books to chase away the loneliness.

  9. The starkness and points of your words… they pierce this tiny bubble of my loneliness… and I see a larger world where there are many fences and barbed wire barriers…

  10. contemplative haiku ~ visualize yourself surrounded by ‘love and light’ ~ You are not alone ~

  11. Excellent pairing of image and poem.

  12. They do cut deep.
    May your weekend be barb free and full of loving.

  13. This reminded me of some difficult (forced) separations we ‘endured’ in years gone by. One hopes there is the joy of a reunion in the near future. 🙂 Happy Weekend, MM.Haiku My Heart Hot, Hot, Hot

  14. Razor wire scares the bejeebers out of me. I worked at a plant once where they put a coil up on the fence. Couldn’t figure out why we needed razor wire on a facilty where they didn’t lock the gates.
    Great haiku
    You really touched a nerve with the blogopolis with your pic.

  15. ah yes! walls can be equally tangible as intangible

    much love

  16. Your photo reminded me of a lithograph by Ernest Crichlow…entitled “Waiting”

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