Category Archives: haiku

Sparrows

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Desert Globe Mallow, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


to the last blossom
sparrows trill an empty song—
west wind scatters notes

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Sparrows”
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Empty”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Empty

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Empty swing, Southern Arizona
 


empty swing
no more childish laughter
funeral at 10

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Alexey Andreyev’s ‘Empty Swing’”

Holybell

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Mission San Juan Capistrano, Southern California
 


holybell
ringing fears away
ding dong ding

 

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Ein Stück Himmel
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Snooze

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Neglected fence at sundown, Temecula, California
 


The old cat Evening
curls under a barbed-wire fence
for a little snooze.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Fence”
 
More Friday’s Fences #103

Ironwood

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Ironwood tree as afternoon shadows lengthen, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

 


ironwood
singing down the sun
one more time

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Desecration

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


how a thunderbolt
hurled from Zeus’s mighty hand
desecrates a tree

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Ein Stück Himmel
 
More Carpe Diem: “Zeus”

New Snow

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Apache County, Arizona

 
You can’t step into the same river—or wilderness—twice. Something is always shifting. Something added today will be subtracted tomorrow.
 
Winds fray the grasses. Blowing sand burnishes the stone. A hungry hawk hovers overhead and the mouse runs for cover, leaving tiny tracks.
 
A midnight snowfall dusts tumbleweeds and junipers, cacti and spent wildflowers. I walk through a sparkling wonderland that yesterday was brown and barren.
 
In the desert, snow doesn’t last long: wonderland today, mud tomorrow, dust the day after that. Yet in all seasons, I love wild places.
 
Romancing a place, just as romancing a person, takes dedication. You set yourself to the task for better or worse; for richer or poorer; in sun or in snow, praying that indifference never tames the wild longings of your heart.

 

all the little stones
are singing in the washes
snowflakes kiss the notes

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Garry Gay’s ‘New Snow’”

Symbiosis

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


familiar faces—
thirsty roots and barren sands
nuzzling each other

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Symbiotic”

Threnody

Resting Place

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Wayside shrine, Ajo, Arizona
 


On their homeward way
harried winds turn in to rest,
curling in the shrine.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Garry Gay’s ‘Along the Way’”
 
More Mornings with Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon

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