photo Roxaboxenriverstones_zps295e2420.jpg
River stone, Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona

in a desert land
stones from rivers far away
muttering dark tales
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
fingering these stones
remembering the builders
and the destroyers

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on October 19, 2014, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Carpe Diem, Macro Monday 2, Recuerda Mi Corazon, Roxaboxen Park, The Art of Remembering, Yuma and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Beautiful haikus, Magic. The second has an almost Biblical quality about it.

  2. These are little gems MMT … your first haiku is a masterpiece and i love to use it for our next Tan Renga Challenge if that s ok.
    Awesome photo too.

  3. living in ne Texas it always gave me a chill finding shells/stones with imprints out in the middle of nowhere dry as heck … Not a drop of water in sight… My very thoughts … The only sound … Wind blowing …. No trees at all flat land …. Thank u die the reminder ….

  4. Some of those tales were washed away never to be told.

  5. As a lover of rocks, stones and all that kind of geology stuff, love your two haiku!

  6. Wonderful haiku and ‘remembering’ ~ so very spiritual and enlightened.

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Oh my! I love them both but that first one would have infinity completions:)

  8. in a desert land
    stones from rivers far away
    muttering dark tales (MMT)
    unfurling skull and cross bones
    block your ears and keep singing

    my tanka

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Yes, I think that blocking one’s ears while singing at the top of one’s voice would effectively mute the dark tales!

      On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 8:29 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  9. i love how this river stone appears painted by time.
    the stories it could tell….

  10. Beautiful stone, one in a million.

  11. I’m sure the stones would have fascinating stories to tell.

  12. I find these pebbles on the beach in the UK, beautiful picture !

  13. hmm some dark tales told. Beware what you find when you overturn a stone.

  14. I love the way these hint at larger stories. Very well done!

  15. Beautiful writing!

  16. I think this will make a great Tan Renga piece for us — mighty lines you have created MMT!

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