I’m hiking with Matt Seats, one of my orientation leaders. We pass the wilderness boundary and head down into Wet Beaver Creek canyon. We are transported from the heat of the semi-high desert (4000 feet) in late-April, surrounded by mesquite, juniper, prickly pear, Mormon tea, into the cool creek, filled with cottonwoods and willows on both banks. We wade in the water when it’s knee-deep and pack-swim when it’s deeper, calmed and comforted by the sound of water flowing, brought back to the Virginia woods we both grew up by.
Wrens sing and trout swim downstream
Our home keeps moving
3 thoughts on “Haibun: Spring in Arizona”
Loving these Haibuns. Very cool.
Missed this one when you first posted it. I like the moving home. Nonie
Beautiful form! Wonderfully succinct and expressive. Will definitely be trying Haibuns