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Walkway, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona

Adjei Agyei-Baah’s haiku about a beggar inspires me to write a new haiku about the people we would prefer not to see:


roadside walk—
a beggar stretches leg
as hand

~~ ~~ ~~

shadowy walkway—
the beggar no one can see
stretching out his hand

~~ ~~ ~~

Sometimes the way leads through shadows.

Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on September 5, 2015, in 5-7-5, Adjei Agyei-Baah, Arizona, Carpe Diem, Shadow Shot Sunday, Six-Word Saturday, Yuma and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Shadows may hide the sun, but perhaps most living things too. Perhaps shadows allow us an oasis not to not see things, but to cool down and allow us to traverse again our lives…

  2. some choose not to see and others look away. A few actually make eye contact and hopefully smile and say hello.

  3. Pretty shadowy walkway. I originally began my comment with the indifferent, ignorant attitude to others’ plight that we sometimes adopt. It may just be a sign that we don’t know how to react in uncomfortable circumstances. But then I started a rave, so I stopped.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      It would have been interesting to see how the rave developed! 😉

      On Sat, Sep 5, 2015 at 1:10 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  4. It is so easy to dismiss the folks in need when riding in a comfy, air conditioned car.

  5. It is hard to view what we find hard to decide how and what we should do to alleviate such needs.

  6. Even without shadows, the beggar is invisible to some. x

  7. Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio

    Poor in this life, but rich in the next; blessed are they.

  8. Great choice MMT. Adjei composes wonderful haiku.

  9. Too often we ignore people who only ask for our compassion. A lovely photo, thoughtful haikus.

  10. An unusual theme, nicely done!

  11. I like the curve in the path ahead of this lovely grren walkway.

  12. Haiku with soul and a lovely shadowy walkway!

  13. From Japanese mendicant monks to NYC panhandlers ic quite a range.
    A 10 or 50 yen piece in the bowl for a blessing seems good value 🙂
    But a shadowy alley or even lane, begins to get scary.

    Good choice of both haiku.

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