No Tongues

Mission San Xavier del Bac 161
Cacti and a palo verde tree cast shadows in a courtyard of Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona.

Winter afternoon—
they have no tongues, these shadows,
yet their speech is clear.

Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
More Weekly Scribblings #41 at Poets and Storytellers United

Posted on January 13, 2021, in 5-7-5, Arizona, cactus, haiku, Haiku My Heart, Mission San Xavier del Bac, Palo verde tree, Recuerda Mi Corazon, Tucson and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Shadows are enthralling aren’t they as they create life and movement for plants that need to keep safe with roots firmly in the earth.

  2. Lisa at Greenbow

    That left cactus is so unusual to this midwestern eye. Love the shadows on the wall. Those shadows say “sunshine” to me.

  3. Wow! I’m crazy about both the photo and the haiku.

  4. “Yet their speech is clear”…Yes, yes it is; and we owe you big-time for sharing it with us so beautifully Thanks, Teach.

  5. I have a “thing” for shadows .. photographing them, painting them … a most enjoyable bit of poetry! Thank you ~~~

  6. Nice haiku
    Happy Wednesday


  7. Beautiful image and poem. I do see tongues in those shadow shapes!

  8. Winter shadows can be very pretty. I like your picture, the tree shadow superimposed on the cactus patch.

  9. Oh, the stories they tell… I love the shadow/clear dance. And the photo rocks!

  10. Indeed, the speech is clear and the photo is beautiful! I love pictures of shadows! Have a grand weekend!

  11. Gorgeous shadow photo and delightful haiku ~ so true ~

    Moment by moment……

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Let a shadow speak. I’m listening.

  13. Happy Friday

    much love…

  14. And you allow us all to hear them

  15. What an awesome, awesome haiku, to honor the shadow shot.

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