“Cosmic Messages,” A Haibun/Tanka

This morning, as the sun warmed my back, I gazed at the stark beauty of the Sonoran desert spread before me. Thick-trunked Saguaro cactus spread their arms to the sapphire sky as if showing gratitude for another day of being.

Verdant green Palo Verde trees filled with saffron blossoms waved to me in the breeze, welcoming me to my new home. I stood in awe, dumbfounded at how I had stumbled into my personal Shangri-la.

My moving quest dawned
with gnawing apprehension,
my plans doomed to fail.
Yet, the universe led me
to a rewarding finish.

In due course, I surmised, when the cosmos speak… it is always wise to listen. Welcome home.

© 2019 Colleen M. Chesebro

61 thoughts on ““Cosmic Messages,” A Haibun/Tanka”

  1. It is! That is an amazing landscape. (My parents spent the last years of their lives in Phoenix, so I visited many times). I’m so glad you found your place. (K)

  2. Beautiful Haibun/Tanka, Colleen! I’m so happy you’re settling into your new home and things are going smoothly. Judging by the photos it’s a gorgeous place. All the best, my friend! <3 xo

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  4. This is beautiful! Congratulations on your new home. I’m sure you’re glad to have the move behind you. Have you found your forever home?

    1. Thanks, Linda. I really do love this area. It seems to be cooler too. I’m in Buckeye, but way north around the White Tank Mountains. Why they didn’t make us part of Surprise, AZ I’ll never understand. LOL! <3

    1. LOL! That’s what I thought too! It is hot as Hades here but the lack of humidity makes it all tolerable. All the streets and boulevards in the housing areas and within the cities are filled with glorious Native growing plants and trees. I’ll try to take more photos to share. It’s gorgeous! ❤️🌵

    1. LOL! It can reach 117, but the lack of humidity makes it tolerable. Well, not 117! Our new house is built with a special cooling system for this desert area. We keep it around 75 degrees inside which is quite comfy. Blinds and curtains on the windows help too. ❤️🌵

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