Shimmering Trees

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Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona.
Blue sky, golden leaves—
a perfect day in autumn
etched in memory.

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Over the mountain a patch of blue sky
Catches my wandering, vagabond eye.
I look past the golden, shimmering trees,
And dream of sailing on distant blue seas.

Photo and poems © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Posted on March 31, 2021, in Arizona, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, Poets & Storytellers United, Rhyming poetry and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Gold (the metal) is valuable, but THIs gold makes its worth seem so puny, no? Beautiful capture, Teach.

  2. Love the rhythm of your rhyme …. off we go I say, off we go into the wild blue yonder.

  3. I call it an oddity, hard to explain, why it is that the eyes of our minds so often see bodies of water “on the other side.” Mrs. Jim and I were just now watching a recorded program where Rick Steves in his travel show visited Turkey, that I kept seeing the beautiful mediterranean
    on the other side of the carved out sandstone mountains.
    Good Job, MMT!!

    • I know in my case, on the “other side,” just over the mountains on my right hand view from my deck, IS the Pacific Ocean, and the Oregon coast! I can see when they have beautiful sunsets, and wish I were there!

  4. Both life and the world are beautiful. Sadly not everyone feels that way. For me a walk in the wild is always a beautiful thing to enjoy.

  5. I love the thought of the blue sea being just over the next mountain! Such beautiful trees.

  6. I love reading verse with meter and rhyme. Very nice!

  7. Beautiful scenery accompanies your meaningful dreams of travel. We’re all ready for that opportunity again!

  8. Both are gorgeous but I love the musical quality when reading the second

  9. Beverly Crawford

    I love both, and of course I’m partial to the rhyming!

  10. How I love those trees and mountains and my memories of being there in autumn.

  11. A lovely open sky! My dad used to love to go driving in the mountains to see the changing aspen. I haven’t been for many years. He died in 2010 and was too compromised to travel anywhere for at least five years prior to his passing.
    ~cie from poetry of the netherworld~

  12. Lovely photo of the awesome trees and wonderful memory haiku ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. Autumn leaves me a bit sad and as a time for reflection of the summer past. But the colors of oaks and maples explode each year.
    Thank you for this reminder

  14. Reminds me of Moscow during fall. Beautiful!

  15. thank you friend for transporting me to these golden arms, this cathedral of light, this impossibly blue sky!

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