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Tales of This and That

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Section of a well-weathered wooden wagon wheel, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 
 


  
~~ 1 ~~
  
on a well-worn plank
peppers waiting to be sliced
with a keen-edge knife
  
~~ 2 ~~
  
As winter deepens,
her loneliness grows longer
in the waning light.
  
~~ 3 ~~
  
From a broken plate
the homeless man is scraping
just enough to taste.
  
~~ 4 ~~
  
Everything depends
on music she composes
while making mistakes.
  
~~ 5 ~~
  
Death by cliff or snare—
she imagines her revenge
on him who harmed her.
  
~~ 6 ~~
  
Artists young and old,
create out of this darkness
new and dazzling light.

 
Haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Shattered

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Broken dinnerware, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


My enemies have shattered my plate.

 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Nothing

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Where there is nothing,
sooner or later something
surely must appear.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Palo verde tree

Unity

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Three ducks on a pond,
in unity of purpose,
seek the day’s first catch.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Strength

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A seemingly frail Fairy Duster blooming in January, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


In weakness there is often strength.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
leaf and branch and bloom—
a singleness of beauty
in the varied parts

 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday

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Desert landscape with deep blue sky, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


wilderness flora
united in enduring
lack of winter rain

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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A Way Out

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Debris floats in a backyard fountain.

 

Trying to breathe in this place,
close to the source of my grief,
while coins thrown in the wishing well
are glimmering and turning—
such madness!
I feel my right foot slip, and then my left,
something tightens in my chest.
Be still, my heart!
You will find a way out!

 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Weakness

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Worn-out tire on rusting farm equipment, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Sooner or later, a weakness shows.

 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Sorrows

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Juvenile ironwood tree armed with thorns, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  

the pilgrims’ pathway
littered with thorns and sorrows—
still they stumble on

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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