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photo:  flickr:  Sunrise, Wickenburg, Arizona, USA


My response to the prompt:  


prickly topiaries
nesting birds waken
saguaro sunrise




In January/February 1992 I spent six

weeks at The Meadows, in Wickenburg

Arizona, USA.  Waking early to see the

sunrise was a special treat.    Being from

the Midwest and Downeast Maine, the

saguaro cactus was fascinating with its

quirks and perks.



The prompt: Carpe Diem: desert


You will understand that our prompt for today is desert

and these are the haiku which Jane Reichhold

uses as an example for this modern summer kigo:

awakened by silence
filled with dark

in the sand
desert GIFT

YOUR voice
tying me to the desert
toast POPS UP

© Jane Reichhold

Aren’t they gorgeous?

I especially like the second haiku shared here,

because of the nice FREE style” way of composing it.

Through this free style this haiku is very strong and intense.


my own desert
re-decorating the garden
in bright sunlight

© Chèvrefeuille

A few other “desert”-haiku,

the first an oldie from my personal weblog

Chèvrefeuille’s Haiku-blog and a new (re-done) one.

in the desert
the heat, the sand … my eyes
a Fata Morgana


tears fall

lost and alone in the desert

just the moon and I

© Chèvrefeuille

Ah! The desert, one of our wonderful “eco-systems”.

I have learned to admire the desert through the posts of MMT.

Her photos and haiku have done that to me.




.Arizona Flash Flood photo/Goggle search


A musical prompt…
responding to Caravanserai …
it’s of his latest album “Colors of the East”



soothing sands and sun
no warning of flash flood watch
good day for walk

When staying in Wikenburg, AZ we were warned that the river path
for desert walks could be suddenly over flowing with raging water.
This photo I found on a Google search shows what can  happen in a
desert moment…I saw a flash flood, from afar, where I walked earlier.