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Shadows lengthen at day’s end, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.

Wilderness evening—
the breath of a dying dove
settles in the dust.

Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on February 2, 2020, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Poets United, Sky Watch Friday. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.


    I feel the bittersweet of this settling.

  2. Beverly Crawford

    Ohhhh, could it just be the feather of a flying dove?

  3. A beautiful photo, and sad poem. Poor dove.

  4. Nice work, Teach. Prince would be honored to read this.

  5. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #8: MMT’s latest haiku!

  6. Poignant!

  7. Sadly that is life’s circle. I wonder whether living close to the desert makes you wiser?

  8. Beautiful. An atmosphere succinctly yet gently conveyed. As always, the photo is brilliant too.

  9. There is a lot of sadness settled in this haiku. Thanks for sharing this moment.


  10. A sad but beautiful poem and love the photo as well

  11. I don’t know how I missed this one. I love haiku when it is well done, as is this.

  12. Sad and expansive at the same time–the end of a hymn.

  13. Oh I love this – both the photo and the haiku.

  14. Perfect, Beautiful!!

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