Long Before Daybreak

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A great horned owl perches in a tree in the Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona.

Long before daybreak
an owl in my backyard oak
tells me its secrets.

Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on March 11, 2020, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Haiku My Heart, Recuerda Mi Corazon, Sky Watch Friday, Yuma County and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Lovely! (And I wonder whether, when this happens, you are just waking, or about to go to sleep? Clever of you, and intriguing, to leave us guessing.)

  2. Never trust an owl. Or a sparrow. Birdbrains, both of them. Listen to the silence. Oooommmmmmm…

  3. This is brilliant! May we listen 🙂

  4. LIsa at Greenbow

    What a majestic bird. Lucky you to have one in your garden.

  5. I am in haiku happiness!

  6. Ah wisdom no doubt. Happy Wednesday


  7. Woo hoo! What I like about them is their one eyed stare if you disturb them in the daytime just to tell who is boss!

  8. Beverly Crawford

    I love the sound of an owl in the night. For some reason it takes me back to my childhood and the old elm outside my bedroom window where an owl visited almost nightly.

  9. Incredible photo. He almost seems to move in it… and he definately whispers to you MMT. It shows in your writing…

  10. And what, pray, are the secrets? 🙂 Secrets are just that, secrets. 🙂

  11. Susie Clevenger

    Oh, I love it. I have an owl that visits most every night. Love to listen to him speak.

  12. Oh my, I would have absolutely flipped out if I saw this guy in person. Beautiful capture!!

  13. Owls are the most awesome of birds. And they hold the most delicious, juicy secrets.

  14. Owls are hard to see. I hear them first. Nice image.

  15. How fortunate you are to have this beautiful owl in your backyard ~ beautiful photo and lovely haiku ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores

  16. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar

    gorgeous fellow. And you the recipient of his secrets!

  17. I’m curious to learn what secrets an owl has… I wish you a nice, quiet Sunday, stay safe! Hug from Holland!

  18. A complete story in one sentence. Lovely.

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