Ocotillo thorns photo Kofaocotillothorn_zpse84cd09b.jpg
Ocotillo thorns, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona

ocotillo thorns
driven into tender flesh—
cruel taskmasters

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on July 14, 2014, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Haiku Horizons, I Heart Macro, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Macro Monday 2, ocotillo, Shine the Divine, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. Ohhh great shot, they look so sharp


  2. Oouch! They look painful.

  3. Cruel form of torture. This was brilliant and I loved the photo. AMAZING!!!

  4. I’ve been impaled by an ocotillo – “driven” is the word!

  5. Wonderful macro! Hope you were spared an ouch!

  6. Ouch! The picture says it all! Nice Haiku

  7. Good grief — cruel taskmaster indeed! Great image and poem. 🙂

  8. Oh my! And I thought my rose bush was bad. I would not want to meet those thorns. Did you base your haiku on a personal encounter with this plant?

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      A personal encounter from a safe distance!

      On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 5:02 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  9. Yes, I have that experience too. Amazing how thick a skin can become:)

  10. OMG the thorns look scary. Nice haiku.

  11. Very cruel…
    Sad and scary!

  12. great take ! but why so ….another riddle ,MMT !

  13. Scary! Love the pic and the poem. 🙂

  14. scary and painful indeed! vivid imagery in this one 🙂

  15. Lovely picture..it looks like a weapon. wonderful haiku.

  16. Great macro and haiku.

  17. Yikes … rather a thorny haiku here … great both photo and its haiku.

  18. Those thorns are quite large and intimidating. At least they give fair warning of danger.

  19. Ouch, they look really menacing.

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