Thorny sunrise photo Sonoran.thorny sunrise_zps5jdlhqib.jpg
Sunrise glimpsed through the branches of an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

the way to my house
bestrewn with thorns and sorrows—
crow on the mountain
his tedious yammering
smearing the sun in the east
~~ ~~ ~~
the way to my house
bestrewn with thorns and sorrows—
the eyes of a crow
reflect the burning mountain
just before sunrise
~~ ~~ ~~
the way to my house
bestrewn with thorns and sorrows—
at the sunrise hour
a crow with its mocking song
lays waste the mountain

Tanka and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem: “Sunrise…Mountaintop”
More Three Word Wednesday: “Reflect, Tedious, Waste”

Posted on July 29, 2015, in 5-7-5-7-7, Arizona, Carpe Diem, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, sunrise, tanka, Three Word Wednesday and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. I have found that the Crow just needs a bit of attention. OK food scraps are fine but he knows that with you close he is fairly safe and appreciates that.

  2. Crow seems like a pesky but permanent presence – that can have it’s good and bad sides i suppose…anything that smears a sunset is annoying however

  3. three words; three tanka , echoes along the sequence, very nice

    have a good Wednesday

    much love…

  4. these are so sad, but maybe that crow is too!

  5. These are sad but wonderfully done!

  6. Nicely done, MMT with a hint of sadness.

  7. We’ll have to face it, you really write well…

  8. this is truly beautiful…each tanka flows so nicely into the next creating beautiful images…a story of nature and so much more. Bravo my dear!!

  9. Reblogged this on Traces of the Soul and commented:
    I cannot NOT share this beautiful series of stunning tanka

  10. A crow is known to cause jeopardy to many a person. Lovely capture MMT!


  11. beautiful work, all three. I’m glad I don’t have to choose. Stunning photo, too. My hat’s off.

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