photo SonoranMaricopa_zps475f6d20.jpg
Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona

tattered scraps of shade—
enough for weary pilgrims
plodding through the waste

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on March 8, 2014, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Carpe Diem, Haiku Horizons, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Sky Watch Friday, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. Wow this is so evocative, it reminds me of hot summers spent in Lourdes when tattered scraps of shade would have been very welcome x Wonderful poem, genius to capture so much with so few words x

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I don’t know about “genius,” but thank you for your kind and perceptive comment!

      On Sat, Mar 8, 2014 at 3:17 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  2. Awesome MMT … it sounds like you are really into pilgrims-minds … thank you for sharing.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      It’s a delight to be on pilgrimage with all of you!

      On Sat, Mar 8, 2014 at 3:51 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  3. Shadows can be a good thing too.

    Thank you for your visit. I think I am mostly happy…there are always shadows, some not comforting lurking…

    Hope to catch up on more visits during the week.

  4. sometimes shadows shelter…..must be enough for a pilgrim who least expects it…..I like the element of contentment here…

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Contentment can carry us far in this world!

      On Sat, Mar 8, 2014 at 5:53 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  5. Interesting pathway

  6. I agree – contentment carries! Even if I was in hospital I was so happy to get help and to get well again…

  7. very desolate image- I’m thirsty now!

  8. Such shade looks like a welcome respite indeed. What a great picture to evoke the feeling of a pilgrimage!

  9. Looks as if *my* Processional caterpillars have been at the foliage!

  10. when tattered scraps of shade is all that is given…it is indeed, most appreciated. love the hint of green here and there…happy weekend MMT!!

  11. Made in the shade. What a lovely path to meander on!

  12. Actually the tree looks to prop up its limbs as arms that make the extra effort to shade and thus cool off the pilgrims on their way. A thoughtful tree that offers shade despite its leafless visage…

  13. A pilgrim is always grateful for a tad of coolness in the desert!

  14. Heavenly Sonoran Desert. This time of year I really miss the wildflowers, the landscape and the cooler than hot temps.
    Love the storm clouds in the previous post also.

  15. Beautiful little walkway. Like a little breakway from the open sands of a desert – a kind of oasis. Lovely.

  16. Pilgrims subject to hardships. Even a little shade is a welcomed blessings! Nicely MMT!


  17. Beautiful imagery, scraps of shade that provide succor to weary limbs.

  18. all that scrub enveloping the shadows, a very interesting composition; have a nice Sunday

    much love…

  19. the word tattered along with the sad picture is enough for me to say ”its a classic ”.
    beautiful !!!

  20. What vivid imagery for me. Weary pilgrims walking in the heat. 🙂

  21. More than enough…
    A warm read!

  22. Tattered scraps of shade and the blue sky! More than enough! Thank you!

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