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Mountains at midwinter dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

By the day’s first light,
blackbird flees to the mountain,
seeking his own face.

Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Identity”

Posted on February 3, 2016, in 5-7-5, Midweek Motif, Poets United and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. He is a wise blackbird..better to look for yourself in a mountain not a mirror

  2. Ah, even birds seek their identity. And, I wonder, are we like the birds in seeking a shadow of ourselves to know who we are?

  3. Wonderful and perceptive.

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous, and a wonderful example of “less is more”. Great photo too.

  5. the search for self continue; we grow and mature seeking

    have a good Wednesday

    much love…

  6. I can’t beat Jae’s comment, just wish I had said it first.

  7. We build our own mountains by collecting stone moments, and then yes, we might even find within them, our own image. This one took my breath away,


  8. I am not a fan of blackbirds this week…but, the mountains yes they are reflective and bring balance.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Some weeks the mountains, some weeks the blackbirds, some weeks nothing at all…

      On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 6:09 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  9. ah…the blackbird made it for others to follow…a wonderful take…

  10. Fleeing to the mountain is a good way to go. Especially if it’s rough enough to test us down to our mettle, strip us bare. In the case of the blackbird, perhaps the bird should hold on to its feathers!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I suspect you’re right about those feathers!

      On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 10:17 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  11. That says a lot… so much packed in few words.

  12. Love this. The photo, the words are perfectly matched and have perfect depth.

  13. Ahhh yes and a reason to be for another day.

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