Candent Days

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Desert willow (Chilopsis linearis), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

Even candent days
cannot drive the willow leaves
from their homing place—
a resurrected donkey
nibbles tender shoots and stems.

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on November 7, 2013, in Anza-Borrego Desert, California, Carpe Diem, Ein Stück Himmel, Sky Watch Friday, Southern California, tan renga and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.

  1. Did you imagine a resurrected donkey when you penned the haiku?? I love it.

  2. Beautiful sky shot and loved how you completed your own tan renga ~ thanks, carol, xxx

  3. A resurrected donkey… wow… great imagination. Is there some mystical meaning behind that?

  4. Beautiful skies and a great capture for the day as always — I love the idea of a resurrected donkey!! My kind of friend!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

  5. A resurrected donkey…you said it’s whatever you make of it. Sadly, my mind got Shrek II 😉

    Even candent days

  6. Lovely is your photo.
    Greetings, RW & SK

  7. Ha!ha!This is funny-love the way you completed this Tan Renga and like JRB,I too thought of Eddie Murphy hee- hawing in Shrek;-)

  8. Like a gentle, whimsical piece of philosophy in these lines. Lovely. And the idea of a desert willow almost seems like an oxymoron.

  9. You did a superb job on this Ten Renga… Love the rhythm of those “candent days.”

  10. I love willow!
    Beautiful photo!

  11. This is great! Just wish you had caught a photo of the donkey!! 🙂

  12. Oh that resurrected donkey comes right out like a mirage from the dessert

  13. Ooo, i love donkeys even resurrected ones – thank you!!

  14. A beauty MMT … you’ve completed your own Tan Renga with such a nice second stanza … chapeau!

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