photo Sunsetlavaflow_zpsc750d8a1.jpg
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona

twenty months of drought
the fortitude of pine trees
blackbird’s plaintive song—
dreams of rainwater settling
in the shadows of the rock
~~ ~~ ~~
How long until the rainy season?

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on July 4, 2015, in 5-7-5-7-7, Arizona, Carpe Diem, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Six-Word Saturday, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, tanka and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. Heartfelt words. Why does life always have to be feast or famine?

  2. What must that be like? I really shouldn’t complain about the rain as much as I do.
    Rosey Pinkerton’s blog

  3. Seasons change here every couple of days; I’m surprised we didn’t have frost for the 6th of July barbecue.

  4. Typo: FOURTH of July!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Oh, you’ll probably have a barbecue on the 6th too! 😉

      On Sat, Jul 4, 2015 at 4:02 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  5. I can’t imagine being that long without rain.

  6. Twenty months is an incredibly long time to be without rain. I’m picturing a river of water splashing over those rocks soon.

  7. the question aplies here also

    have a good Saturday though

    much love…

  8. The hardy pines have adapted to the changes in the air by storing the meager moist most efficiently – and allowing their green to remain with nice shadows than the rocks who have no need to retain water…


    Lots of rain here … shadows are hard to find when it’s raining.

  10. To begin the winter school holidays, we’ve just had a week of rain. No chance to get out for photos. But it’s good to see everything so green. Love those rock textures and shapes in your photo.

  11. Very scenic

  12. Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio

    Hmmm…we’re getting our share of monsoons now. Hope it’s come that way by now. Great shot!

  13. That’s too long without rain! Hope you get some refreshing rains soon.

  14. Hope showers come your way soon, if that’s what you want.
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace 🙂

  15. How I feel this haiku … I lived in Djibouti on the horn of Africa for two years and never saw a drop of rain … how I delighted to stand under the first rain shower once leaving that country.

  16. A question we never need to ask in my part of the world. 😦

  17. we just had a some rain last night- and today is clouded over with a cool breeze- wishing you the same.

  18. Hope the drought breaks soon for your area. Lakes are still rising around in Texas for the first time in about 4 or 5 years. The weather professionals remind us that drought is pretty normal for our area.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      “Normal,” however, does not mean “nice.” 😉

      On Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 9:15 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  19. oh, how I wish we could have sent our rain clouds in June to you and California

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