Summers

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Detail from a Huichol tapestry, Museo Zacatecano, Zacatecas, México
 


too many summers
since her man took the night train—
plum scent in the wind

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Freighted

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Pine tree, Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


from a wounded pine
two golden rivers flowing
freighted with despair

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Bouquet

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Silk flowers blown by the wind from a small desert cemetery, Southern Arizona
 


After one fierce gust,
a bouquet of silk flowers
rests against the fence.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Widow

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Soldier’s grave decorated for Memorial Day, Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 
 


The soldier’s widow—
how can she ever forget
his empty left sleeve?

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Curve

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Swing set at dawn, Southern Arizona
 
 


yesterday’s laughter
echoing in the swing chains—
the curve of each note
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
yesterday’s menu
still swirling round the playground—
Sunday school picnic

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Picnic

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It’s picnic time in Anthill Town,
Some go up, and some go down,
Sniffing for a summer treat,
Something good and something sweet.

 
Haiga, haiku, rhyming poem, and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Welcoming

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Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua), Northern Arizona
 


welcoming
all things ravenous—
bright blossoms

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Stone

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Someone left a stone at Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona. (Read why people leave stones at Roxaboxen.)
 


Left for passersby to see,
This wee stone delighted me.
When I saw its shade of blue,
I thought right away of you
And the way the summer skies
Show themselves in your bright eyes.

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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The Miners

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gritty and filthy—
their faces at twilight
when they come home from the mine
 
one of them enters an empty house
(his wife left two months ago)
 
one of them finds
only fetid cabbage soup on the table—
not enough money for meat or milk
 
and one of them sips a bitter drink
from a mug with a broken handle
 
all three of them know
that nothing will ever be the same again—
 
the streetcar that used to stop at the corner
to carry them to the mine
(ten cents round trip)
sits rusting in the rail yard
and not even a vow to the gods
will make its wheels turn again

 

© 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Face

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Coyote painted on a stone by artist Pat Hansen, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


A face peers from the stone.

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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