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Blaze

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Autumn sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


After the new moon
a blaze in the eastern sky
startles a white dove.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “New Moon”

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Face

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Autumn decoration on a grave, Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


Before the new moon
the cemetery scarecrow
puts on a bright face.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “New Moon”

Blue Monday: Shopping Cart

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An abandoned shopping cart near Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Food City has lost a blue cart,
Though no one has torn it apart.
It’s under a tree
In shadows, you see,
And not at the local food mart.

 
Photo and limerick © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Uncommon Questions


What do night, an owl, and a rose
have in common?
Do the birds know what caused
the sun to rise this morning?
If you found the caws of crows
in an oak tree,
would you leave them there
or put them in your pocket?
Why are you perched in the oak,
ready to flee?

 

Poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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More Poetry Pantry #375 at Poets United

Geometry

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A shady spot at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Shadowy geometry can be so confusing!

  
Photo and text © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Daggers

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A variety of cholla cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Whetted by the sun,
the cholla’s deadly daggers
keep all foes at bay.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Blaze

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Animas River near Cedar Hill, San Juan County, New Mexico
 


Autumn by autumn
a blaze along the river
outshines every sun.

 
Haiku © 2017 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
    
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Autumn”

Cover

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


October morning—
a wounded bird takes cover
in a tangled tree.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Autumn”

Sunflowers

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Deepening autumn—
the dowdy old sunflowers
put on their last show.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Autumn”

Blue Monday: Padlock

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Padlock on a storage shed at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


A padlock’s a marvelous thing
For keeping my treasure and bling
Away from a thief—
It’s such a relief
That I can do nothing but sing!

 
Photo and limerick © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher