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Dead saguaro cactus, White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Maricopa County, Arizona

in the wilderness
weather-beaten saguaro
keening for its loss

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on April 30, 2015, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Basho, cactus, Maricopa County, saguaro cactus, Sky Watch Friday and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Beautiful……I love the idea of a saguaro keening for its loss. Cool.

  2. A sad loss, the saguaro are so pretty.. Have a happy weekend ahead!

  3. wow what an unusual cactus! love it

  4. Much beauty in that weathered tree ~ Great shot and haiku!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  5. I can tell it was proud and beautiful once upon a time.

  6. Ah, I do agree with Sallie!! It was indeed proud and beautiful once upon a time!! Superb capture, as always!!

  7. that does look rather strange

  8. Great words, Sad for the cactus. Great shot as always!!

  9. It does look sad but strong too.

  10. I don’t think I have ever seen a cactus looking so thin. Like a few strands of a straw broom.

  11. What a big cactus…you bring the cycles of life to us in your photos, of the desert.

  12. What a fantastic photo and the haiku is lovely!

  13. Your usual quality capture of both photo and emotion within Basho’s poems.

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