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Lone sunflower, Northern Arizona

Although I don’t fish, I do love sunflowers, and so I am charmed by Richard Wright’s haiku:


Like a fishhook,
The sunflower’s long shadow
Hovers in the lake.

~~ ~~ ~~

In a sea of weeds
a lone sunflower fishes
for its lost shadow.

Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on July 18, 2015, in 5-7-5, Carpe Diem, Northern Arizona, Richard Wright, Sky Watch Friday, wildflowers and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. love your haiku! Perfect for your photo.

  2. I do fish and I love this!

  3. you have made it so wistful

    for one dark moment
    where have all the shadows gone
    a cloud passes by

  4. You inspired me.

  5. Good one!

  6. Impressive sunflower, and love the fishing image connection.

  7. On the desert floor full of unstylish scrub, rays of sunshine sit nearby. We don’t have to always look to the sky for a solar glow…

  8. lovely! these come out in mid to late summer right? at least they do here 🙂

  9. An excellent response with a whimsical image!

  10. Excellent choice of haiku to become inspired. Nice response and your photo … wow!

  11. Nice one and like the haiku.

  12. I like the turnabout you did with fishing.

  13. Love this so much, May I reblog this to my Tournesol dans un Jardin blog.?

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Sure! Sorry for the long delay in replying. Internet was just restored minutes ago, after being out since 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

      On Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 9:03 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  14. Oh! Nicely done. I chose Richard Wright too 🙂

  15. This is such a splendid haiku and does justice and more to the original inspiration. So good!!

  16. i do love sunflowers

  17. A bright reminder, a summer flag!

  18. Lovely to see a lone sunflower in that harsh condition 🙂

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