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Saguaro cactus, White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Maricopa County, Arizona

~~ 1 ~~
filling my left hand
with seven sticks of incense—
hush of curling smoke
~~ 2 ~~
how endless crying
leads to an unstable bridge
that no one can cross
~~ 3 ~~
It is good sometimes
to be the link that’s missing
or an untold tale.
~~ 4 ~~
Cheese and bread and wine—
we lift them from the hamper,
pigeons eye the crumbs.
~~ 5 ~~
sipping orange juice
along with their chocolate cake—
the birthday children
~~ 6 ~~
ending of summer—
even the geese are weary
of halcyon days
~~ 7 ~~
a jagged old fence
snagging wind and rain and clouds—
I slip through the strands
~~ 8 ~~
We could live like this—
in the middle of nowhere
with bears for neighbors.
~~ 9 ~~
old Kansas farmer
rubbing thumb and forefinger
against misfortune
~~ 10 ~~
some alphabet soup
sipped from my grandmother’s cup—
autumn abundance
~~ 11 ~~
showing her brother
the proper way to plant seeds
without wasting one
~~ 12 ~~
ten thousand apples
ripening in the orchard—
wealth before first frost

Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Poetry Pantry #319
More Sunday’s Whirligig #76

Posted on September 11, 2016, in 5-7-5, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. So many..
    Reading your haiku aftr a long time!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Ah, chocolate cake with orange for a birthday – I like that! And some days I feel as well that it would not be a bad thing to have only bears as neighbors.

  3. pigeons and birthday children capture my heart today 🙂

  4. a jagged old fence
    snagging wind and rain and clouds—
    I slip through the strands
    …love that one.

  5. So many of these little images to love… the endless crying crumbling bridges will linger with me.

  6. If you gather enough crumbs you can make a feast – and a little magic

  7. I especially love the idea of living in the middle of nowhere with bears for neighbors……Sign me up, LOL!

  8. Seeing the world through your haiku eyes (haicoo if a pigeon) is a always a treat. However having bears for neighbors is perhaps not the best unless in Australia where koala bears just grunt and climb trees and sleep.

  9. I’m not sure about the missing link but I have been told I am short a few marbles. Is that the same?

  10. You always capture my attention with your well thought out haiku. But this time, I’m going to break my own rule. #7 is my favorite. Thank you,


  11. a dozen treats today. thanks!
    it’s true about the pigeons. they are sharp.

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