photo SonoransunsetNov13_zpsbb89133d.jpg
November sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
the Buddha himself
did not start enlightened
he walked the path*

stumbling through the dark valleys
welcoming glimpses of light

*Opening gambit by Cathy Tenzo of Haiku Plate Special
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on November 20, 2013, in Arizona, Carpe Diem, Ein Stück Himmel, Sky Watch Friday, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, sundown, sunset, tan renga and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. These go together perfectly. That is likely exactly how the Buddha walked. And oh! that sunset!!

  2. Really good completion. The two lines well compliment the haiku. 🙂

  3. Wow MMT,this is really an excellent completion!

  4. This is excellent! I love what you’ve done with my haiku, and the Buddha walked this way and so do we all.

  5. Very nice completed Tan Renga mmt … a strong imagery … with a deeper layer. Namaste.

  6. Lovely and so true ~ …glimpses of light and your photo is gorgeous ~ thanks, carol, xxx

  7. You took me from Buddha to Bilbo Baggins, all in two enlightening lines 🙂

    travelling the middle way

  8. That’s a perfect completion!

  9. A glorious way to end any day and the perfect words to match! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Have a great weekend!

  10. yes – i think you’ve got it


  11. That would be me….especially the stumbling part! I must be on the path!!

  12. Those words are so true! Lovely shot too.

  13. comforting to know some obstacles came up before the light – i love your finish. ☺

  14. Just take one step at a time. Enjoy each moment. Don’t hurry.
    JM Illinois

  15. I agree… light come in smoll doses… we have to capture those little beams and treasure them

  16. so it is for all of us… beautiful!

  17. Wonderful ending. Light does come in small glimpses.

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