Barrel cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California, March 2017
Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
Through the leafless branches of an old ironwood tree, the Sonoran Desert sky in southern Arizona glows deep blue.
a glimpse through twisted branches
of the barren path
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Footprint in a sandy wash, Apache County, Arizona
choosing a new path
before the wind can erase
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Path”
Navajo National Monument, Northern Arizona
Through the cloudless sky
a crow forges a new path
to its nest of twigs.
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”
~~ 1 ~~
Sing me a riddle:
How many crooked pathways
make a journey whole?
How much food for sustenance
will you need on the long walk?
~~ 2 ~~
Making no progress
while trying to navigate
her soul’s deep waters,
she struggles to breathe slowly
to conserve her energy.
~~ 3 ~~
that could double as weapons,
a renegade priest
transforms wine into water—
his convoluted world view.
~~ 4 ~~
Run to the orchard!
It is time to name the fruit
clinging to the trees,
and to pick the juiciest
with your deft and practiced hand.
Tanka © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 221
Forgotten garden gloves, Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, California
Saguaro cactus, White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Maricopa County, Arizona