Pine tree, Apache County, Northern Arizona

from a wounded pine
two golden rivers flowing
freighted with despair

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Poetry Pantry #304
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Despair”


Posted on May 29, 2016, in 5-7-5, Northern Arizona, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Sunday Scribblings 2 and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    Yet to me they look beautiful. I am reminded of that form of pottery where mends are glazed in gold as part of the beauty.

  2. Everything bleeds and cries – no matter how hard or tough it looks – we hope those tears are in some way helpful and despair slowly moves along the river..i love Rosemary’s comment – repairing cracks with gold..

  3. I love the title of this…and the haiku….so many levels of meaning in it! Stunning in word and picture.

  4. The resin looks like tears, I think the trees are crying for what we’ve done.

  5. Such a beautiful image in both poem and photo…….

  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous ❤

  7. scotthastiepoet

    Great… Freighted is brilliant!

  8. Tears thickened by the hurt. I never thought about it, not this clearly… your poem is so right.

  9. So much expressed in so few words. Chilling.

  10. You are naughty! This defense mechanism actually prevents further harm when the sap hardens and prevents invaders getting under the bark much in the same way as our blood clots for the same reason. If they do attack now they will be encased and their perfidy will recorded for centuries. I am teasing of course!

  11. I read this again and again. Then I felt weighted with despair.
    Still, lovely writing.

  12. great visuals both in words and lens…

  13. Oh my goodness, how sad! An absolute gem.

    My Sunday Threesome!

  14. This is beautiful and tender–tears can be weighty

  15. Another instance of the photo and poem marrying perfectly. I do love your photos.

  16. no comfort comes as the child
    wipes away the sticky tears

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