Rugged mountains near Ajo, Arizona
Evening descends on the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California
Indigo bush on a winter afternoon, Yuma County, Arizona
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
For though we live in the world we are not carrying on a worldly war, for the weapons of our warfare are not worldly, but have divine power to destroy strongholds.
Second Corinthians 10:3-4, Revised Standard Version
who can understand
the subtle ways of blackbirds—
a red plum ripens
~~ ~~ ~~
for the long journey
one tattered blackbird feather
as a talisman
~~ ~~ ~~
at the break of day
filling an empty white cup
with the blackbird’s song
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Weapon”
A tile depicting La Virgen de Guadalupe is affixed to a headstone. Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona.
In a niche above a grave, La Virgen de Guadalupe watches and waits at Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona.
A weathered statue of the Virgin Mary, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona