Wupatki National Monument photo Wupatki_zps5fb138c4.jpg
One of many ancient ruins at Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona

beyond the ruins
meeting place of earth and sky
a woman wailing

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on June 13, 2014, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Carpe Diem, Haiku My Heart, Northern Arizona, Our World Tuesday, Recuerda Mi Corazon, Sky Watch Friday, Wupatki National Monument and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. I kneel beside her.

  2. Wailing heard all across the horizon.

  3. Reminds me of the wailing women of Rama. 🙂

  4. Her wailing will surely heal her heart.

  5. humanity at its best, our fraility, in the face of the vastness; have a nice Friday

    much love…

  6. Lovely photo and we all need to ‘wail’ at one time or other ~ wonderful haiku ~ xoxo

  7. The image of the ruins and the woman wailing… create an eerie atmosphere. Nicely penned. 🙂

  8. I remember visiting Wupatki – there *is* an eeriness there, a sense of the overpowering and immense. I can hear her wailing.

  9. What an intriguing shot. I wish those bricks could talk.

  10. Very mystical! if only we could hear…

  11. May her tears dry quickly, her heart be uplifted by the warmth of the sun and a moment of peace met soon.

  12. A very strong emotional haiku MMT … you describe a scene which I almost can feel and sense … very strong ….

  13. Earlier this year I was in Arizona and visited some cliff dwellings. The sense of history and of the people who lived in these places is certainly there and your haiku conveys that so well.


  14. Remembering a loss, believing that only the earth hears us –
    a cleansing cry.

  15. how strong. love the mese and wall juxtaposition too

  16. so haunting. so true to life.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      It’s amazing how life haunts us sometimes—and more than a little disconcerting too!

      On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


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