Desert landscape photo AnzaBolandscape_zpscb996581.jpg
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

A desert wasteland—
who can number the dead things
littering the soil?
~~ ~~ ~~
In the barren lands
hungry and thirsty creatures
vie for sustenance.
~~ ~~ ~~
In the wilderness
some things rattle and threaten,
others pierce and tear.

© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem: “Desert”
More Three Word Wednesday: “Dead, Hungry, Threaten”

Posted on June 17, 2015, in 5-7-5, Anza-Borrego Desert, Carpe Diem, Southern California, Three Word Wednesday and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. It terms of scariness i think the threatening rattles would have me on the run first…and the opening question…i think that applies to all sorts of deserts…sadly..but brilliantly written..

  2. these are marvelous you are so skilled at haiku’s

  3. For some reason, this reminds me of Breaking Bad scenes.

  4. Despite their name deserts are far from deserted and support some amazing plants and creatures. The snakes are scared of you but will put up a fight if they think they are threatened…or are hungry!

  5. you paint stark word pictures.

  6. So much life in the desert even from the past…that rattling I could do without:)

  7. Deserts are a place of hope for they reveal, when we pay close attention, that within the wasteland breeds abundant life.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      So very true! Thanks for your comment.

      On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 12:34 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  8. Desert – the barren yet mystical places of all

  9. A place I’d rather avoid. Unseen dangers lurking everywhere!

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  10. Very Nice! I enjoyed it..esp. these lines (y)
    In the wilderness
    some things rattle and threaten,
    others pierce and tear.

  11. Wonderful trio MMT … you are the only family member of CDHK who lives actually in the desert and that I can read in these haiku. You are a real desert woman.

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