photo Unicornplantfruit_zpsd24f2d24.jpg
Unicorn Plant fruit (Proboscidea althaeifolia), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
fog over empty pond
in wingspans of migratory geese
farewell to summer*

far from prying ears and eyes
the unicorn fruit ripens

*Opening gambit by Ese’s Voice
Final two lines © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on November 10, 2013, in Arizona, Carpe Diem, I Heart Macro, Macro Monday 2, Postcards from Paradise, Recuerda Mi Corazon, Rednesday Wednesday, Shine the Divine, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, tan renga, Unicorn plant and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. enjoyed this tan-renga; have a nice Sunday

    much love…

  2. Sigh. A bittersweet farewell, as the gray skies move in.

  3. Look for A Lovely Thing

    unicorn fruit? Awesome! 🙂

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      If you read Nonnie’s comment below, you will see that this seemingly innocuous fruit ripens into what is called a “devil’s claw”!

  4. That’s a new fruit to me too. Love learning!

    one pond

  5. I’ve never heard of this fruit either, but with your haiku and image, I KNOW this fruit now. Thanks.

  6. so full of longing, so wistful and bitter sweet.

  7. I’ve never heard of the unicorn fruit. Off to Google I will go.

  8. I went to Google; that plant is known as devil’s claw to me! thanks for providing an image for me.

  9. oh, nice – both the completion and plant. thanks

  10. Loved this.. must admit I never heard of unicorn fruit.

  11. Never heard of a unicorn fruit, either, but I love the photo, as it certainly gives the feeling of autumn setting in.

    Happy REDnesday,

  12. Hi! Thanks for coming to Rednesday!
    Love the perspective view of the fruit and the prose.

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