Apache County, Northern Arizona

summer’s first windstorm
shatters unyielding cedars
erasing their names
~~ ~~ ~~
its resilience gone
an old tree snaps in the wind—
summer afternoon

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Resilience”


Posted on June 22, 2016, in 5-7-5, Arizona, haiku, Midweek Motif, Northern Arizona, Poets United and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. To snap unnoticed under a summer sun is painful – age throws up many a test to resilience it seems..

  2. Bend with the wind… there’s a true message!

  3. Such a powerful write! ❤

  4. “an old tree”…she played with the storm but had to give in when it was time…not much credit to the wind….

  5. And sometimes we find ourselves at the end of our resilience, so clear here, and very sad when it occurs before its time.

  6. Poor old tree. But now it will become a nurse log for new growth.

  7. You have portrayed reality so beautifully.

  8. Great images and great words!

  9. I think once it snaps there is little hope, better to sway like a willow.

  10. As Purba says it is reality but the tree’s work may be done, seeds scattered, offspring assured, now is time to feed the earth, shelter the needy and inspire poets.

  11. A haiku measuring days and spanning time; lovely

    Much love…

  12. Sometimes we snap and lose our resilience too. Great lesson in a haiku!

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