Animas River, Aztec photo AztecAnimascottonwoods_zpsba64b543.jpg
Animas River, Aztec, New Mexico

at the river’s edge
how content the cottonwood
to gather shadows

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on July 22, 2014, in 5-7-5, Animas River, Aztec, Haiku Horizons, Issa, New Mexico, Our World Tuesday and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Lovely-the cottonwoods do look contented. What a lovely thought, gathering shadows……

  2. The cottonwoods are content until struck by lightning or strong wind… then they offer themselves up for firewood.
    Still cleaning up from the initial over a year ago.

    I am sure the bats love the cottonwood shadows 🙂

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Couldn’t work the bats into this one. Unless, of course, you mean baseball bats after the lightning strike! 😉

      On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 12:55 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  3. Oh yes, this is so good MMT.

  4. I must say, MMT, I gave a deep sigh of contentment after looking at your post.- words and photo. Soothing!

  5. Beautifully composed mmt … and that photo is again great. You’re a great photographer …

  6. Very nice–poetry and image

  7. Haiku and river photo are great together. Well done. : )

  8. “to gather shadows.” Such a beautiful expression..and I loved the photograph! 🙂

  9. Wow that is a superb haiku and you photo is stunning!

  10. Jessica Slavin

    So beautiful! Perfectly in the spirit

  11. Your words gave my heart a pleasing pause. Very nice picture as well. 🙂

  12. Very beautiful take on the prompt.

  13. o so classical ! love it MMT !

  14. Shade satiates a wandering soul like no other except water perhaps…

  15. Gathering shadows … how do you even come up with such beautiful thoughts? 🙂

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I wish I knew the answer to your question! I come up with a lot of worthless thoughts too!

      On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:00 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  16. Great picture, poem, and match between the two.

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