Desert rose mallow photo rosemallowApr2014_zps11e38921.jpg
Desert Globe Mallow, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

to the last blossom
sparrows trill an empty song—
west wind scatters notes

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem: “Sparrows”
More Haiku Horizons: “Empty”
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Posted on April 25, 2014, in 5-7-5, Arizona, blossom, Carpe Diem, haiku, Haiku Horizons, Haiku My Heart, Recuerda Mi Corazon, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, wildflowers and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. i can just image that blossom delighted by the sparrow’s offering

    much love…

  2. LOVE it! I hear it. I feel the wind.

  3. I join you in this desert beauty this week… those notes are falling all around me…

  4. We both have the element of wind in our haiku today. Without the sparrow’s song, the desert may be a lonely place.

  5. I love the line “sparrows trill an empty song”. Makes me think of the quote “Birds dont sing because they have an answer. They sing because they have a song”.

  6. Nice. They (my birdies) were being picky this year. All the old nests were taken down at least 6-8, now there are two – so far. One right above the door!

  7. Oh! This is beautiful. Lovely image. 🙂

  8. That quote by Sherry Blue Sky “Birds dont sing because they have an answer. They sing because they have a song”. says it all. Wonderful photo MMT.

  9. From time to time I really feel like these sparrows.

  10. I would love to be the wind…..scattering birdsong and globe mallow seeds! Lovely and haunting words.. and photo!

  11. ((SIGH)) I enjoyed being drawn into nature’s beauty with this one.

  12. feel like escaping in your sonoran desert and be one with nature !

  13. solitary and far spreading. the songs that dreams are made of.
    beautiful you.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      As you promised, here you are on Tuesday morning! 😉

      On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 4:00 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


    • Rebecca Brooks

      it feels wonderful returning to beautiful generous haiku. yours is exquisite. it was a whirlwind to a deeply meaningful wedding. my oldest dearest friend’s daughter; the first of our babies to grow up and marry. all the more special that my son was with me.


  14. What a pretty picture and such a poignant message!

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