Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

Winter afternoon—
the mournful song of a dove
stains the barren hills.

Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on February 24, 2018, in 5-7-5, Anza-Borrego Desert, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Sky Watch Friday, Southern California and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Music does have a way of leaving its mark, and yes disrupting the feeling of everything else around it.

  2. May the dove sing loud and clear!

  3. My goodness this is good!!💖

  4. Doves in the desert – how magical!


    It’s all about the word stain. I love it.

  6. Pain always have a strange way of leaving its mark.

  7. The thought of a stain from a cry is fabulous…
    American sentence inspired from your haiku:

    The color of the pigeon’s song was the headstone with a wilted rose.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      We inspire each other! Thank you, Björn!

      On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 10:29 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  8. Sometimes I can feel lost in that desert….and the only sound a mournful dove brings me lower. I feel your words deeply!

  9. Beverly Crawford

    A pair of mourning doves frequent my birdfeeder. Theirs is not a happy song! Your haiku is a beautiful thing!

  10. excellent connection…

  11. I quite like visiting the desert areas of Australia and am always pleased there is so much wildlife there to see. OK some of them are not friendly but it is their home after all!

  12. I haven’t been a regular participate of Shadow Shot Sunday 2 but I remember you because of your haiku’s. I have always loved them!

  13. What a thought provoking haiku. Perfect.

  14. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    Barren but beautiful hills, and the verse the perfect accompaniment.

  15. I love the thought of sound as stain. Some sounds do leave indelible marks.

  16. Lovely desert shadow shot and haiku ~

    Happy Week ahead to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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