Category Archives: Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Imprinted

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


imprinted
on the desert sands
her night tracks

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Takahama Special”
 
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Tower

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Bell tower, Templo de Santo Domingo, Zacatecas, México
 


ancient bell tower
a piteousness of doves
cooing grace and peace

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ein Stück Himmel #73
 
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Three Storms

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the storm’s destruction
how the midnight ravaging
cries out for healing
 
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a lanky stranger
an impending thunderstorm
alarm bells clanging
 
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her ultimatum
delivered during a storm
of venomous words

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday: “Storm”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Destruction, Lanky, Ultimatum”

Brambles

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Does Moses believe
he hears a holy rumbling
among the brambles?
 
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Penitent pilgrims
lashing themselves with brambles—
their backs bloom with blood.
 
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Is this your tribute
to the high and holy One—
these deadly brambles?

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday: “Bramble”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Believe, Penitent, Tribute”

Snagged

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Palo verde tree seed pods, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


kites by the thousand
snagged in palo verde trees
small boys never learn

 

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday, 200th Anniversary Edition: “Tree”

Love the Wind

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Wake up! Love the wind!
It has not come to harm you,
but to show the way.
 
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Wake up! Love the wind!
Those who have gone before you
follow in its wake.
 
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Wake up! Love the wind!
It has brought you to this place
and will give you roots.

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Verse First: “Wake Up and Love”
 
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday: “Wind”

Alone

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They left her alone
to argue with the four winds—
her petulant tongue.
 
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They left her alone
to lick her wounds and ponder
an avenging move.
 
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They left her alone,
but saw her squint at the sun
as though she could see.
 
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They left her alone,
her mind no longer active—
a wilting iris.
 
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They left her alone,
her body a wizened shell
dissolving to dust.

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Verse First: “Body”
 
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Continuity

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


season by season
ancient spirits retracing
the wilderness way

 

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ein Stück Himmel #64
 
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More Sensational Haiku Wednesday: “Continuity”

Cruel

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Royal Siamese,
you of cruel claw and tooth,
who would crave your love?

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Cats in Love”
 
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday: “Royal”

Quenching

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starfire in my bowl
will not quench my burning thirst—
perhaps a dewdrop
 
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In the hay meadow,
seven farmers quench their thirst
with long draughts of ale.
 
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The fire within you—
no one can quench its burning,
for it is holy.

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday: “Quench”

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