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Remains of a dead Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

stripped of every leaf
willow in the wilderness—
desolation’s shrine

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on July 23, 2014, in 5-7-5, Anza-Borrego Desert, California, Carpe Diem, desert, desert willow, Our World Tuesday, Shiki, Southern California and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Beautiful as always.


  2. I love the line “willow in the wilderness” so much!

  3. such a lonesome image the haiku complimenting it so well.. really sad… really captivating!!

  4. Bare and haunting…yet your poetic perspective reveals beauty!

  5. Gorgeous haiku MMT … looks very haunting, but the way you have composed your haiku in all it’s beauty makes that feeling of being haunted less.

  6. Hard to imagine a willow in the desert as it needs so much water – yet even mine near a water source is aged in spots – perhaps wind blown broken and lightning struck…

    Beautiful photo…

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