Drought

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


twenty months of drought
the fortitude of pine trees
blackbird’s plaintive song
 
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shimmering heat waves
rising in the wilderness—
spirits cry as gulls
 
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just before sundown
scanning the sky for rainclouds—
even foxes pant

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Waves, Seagulls, Sundown”

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Posted on June 23, 2015, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Carpe Diem, Northern Arizona, Our World Tuesday, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Nature is definitely amazing – fab photo you have there #ourworldtuesday

  2. That really looks sunbaked.

  3. You paint beauty even in this sad drought.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Thank you, Tournesol! I appreciate your visits and your words of affirmation.

      On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 11:23 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:

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  4. the drought seep through each, especially love those thirsty foxes

    much love…

  5. Beautifully done! can really see the images/

  6. That’s really something. So many lines to savour – the fortitude of pine trees – spirits cry as gulls. This is haiku writing at its best.

  7. heartbreaking. You present it intensely in just a few evocative lines.

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