Felled

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A fallen ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


Like a great tree felled
you crashed to the earth broken
and forever stilled.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Posted on July 18, 2018, in 5-7-5, Arizona, haiku, Midweek Motif, Poets United, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. I wouldn’t say “stilled”, rather moved on to another level of existence, which his impact is felt locally and internationally. Although, the transitional period can and will be painful.

  2. I agree with Therisa, but also like the tree analogy. Yet there must have been a tremendous crash when this old tree fell.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I guess I’ll have to rethink, refashion, revise this haiku. Meanwhile, it stands.

      On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 12:28 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:

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  3. Maybe. It is a fine Haiku, though. Maybe you should let it be!

  4. Forever stilled hits home for me…….a person gone, silenced, here no longer……a resonant image, the great tree, falling. Sigh. I loved this.

  5. Perhaps the last line should be “Always remembered” or “Never forgotten”.

  6. I like “forever stilled”. Yeah, stilled. Can’t see anyone of his like.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Oh, good! Thank you, Sumana.

      On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 8:43 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:

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  7. I like the ‘stilled’. His voice is stilled while his impact reverberates across infinity.

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