photo YumaWetreflection_zpsf29b9f71.jpg
Yuma East Wetlands, Yuma, Arizona

near the still lagoon
a nervous titmouse quivers—
hawk seeks breakfast prey
~~ ~~ ~~
near the still lagoon
a tiny lump of feathers
after fatal strike
~~ ~~ ~~
Near the still lagoon
a puzzled hiker pauses—
her frisson of fear.

© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on June 24, 2015, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Carpe Diem, Sky Watch Friday, Three Word Wednesday, Yuma, Yuma East Wetlands and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Very avant garde….a touch of

    Dada Dada Dada
    on the
    moon moon moon
    over the
    lagoon goon goon:)

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Well, I hadn’t quite finished it yet. There’s more now. Less avant garde, don’t you think?

      On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 3:36 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  2. Can it be faulted for the will to survive? Predators are everywhere! Nicely MMT!


  3. Nice!! you have such a way with words.

  4. If she is serious about hiking she better get used to seeing nature in the raw.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I think she’s a novice.

      On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 4:43 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  5. This is a real nature class!

  6. Sometimes the world leaves us feeling like dormice…trembling and vulnerable…i bet she pulled up her hiking socks and marched on though..

  7. Is it weird that this made me hungry?

  8. I can feel the fear in two of these.Bravo

  9. the second on made me freeze after reading

    nice set

    much love…

  10. Very nice set! With nature we have to take the good with the unpleasant.

  11. You have a gift…
    Such a scene. Maybe you ought to consider writing a play or tv script. just a few lines set an entire story in motion.

  12. I`d be might scared if I were that hiker as well…not his or her territory, this lagoon.

  13. There is something about ‘titmouse’ that always makes me giggle. Or titter, I guess.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      The latter would be the appropriate verb!

      On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 5:21 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  14. An interesting series … which I liked very much. I really love your photo as well … a lovely reflection!

  15. I have seen the hawk in action… a beautifully gruesome sight to behold!

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