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Afternoon shadows lengthen in the potter’s field, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona

in the potter’s field
far from any beach or strand—
a widow’s keening
after they plow a furrow
and plant her husband as seed

Tanka © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on July 9, 2015, in 5-7-5-7-7, Arizona, Basho, Carpe Diem, Our World Tuesday, tanka, Yuma, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Nice shot this cimetery greeting from Belgium

  2. Wonderful, MMT. Splendid direction with the prompt. Such sadness.

  3. An unusual way to mark a grave…your words invoke a powerful image of their own.

  4. Ouch —- so painful, so powerful

  5. This is so sad and strikes a chord with me. I too have heard that keening.

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