Category Archives: 3-5-3

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Sunlight through a stained glass window pools on the floor, Sacred Heart Church, Farmington, New Mexico
 


no music
dislodging silence
empty church

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday
 
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More Haiku Horizons: “Music”

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Singing

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One of many ruins at Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


ancient ones
singing up the sun
one more time

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Time”

Welcoming

Globe Mallow 3
Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua), Northern Arizona
 


welcoming
all things ravenous—
bright blossoms

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Gates

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Clifton, Arizona
 


sagging gates—
behind them a dog
worries bones

 

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Weaver

Navajo loom
Navajo loom, Hubbell Trading Post, Ganado, Arizona


on her loom
Navajo weaver
makes magic

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Unloved

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Cattle Track Arts Compound, Scottsdale, Arizona
 
 
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall…
 
from “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost
 


unloved wall—
even the old paint
is weeping

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday

Past

Christmas past

Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


no twinkling
from the shattered bulb—
Christmas past

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Clumsy Attempts

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~~ 1 ~~
 
wide-awake children
in refugee settlements
whirling at midnight
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
in the poppy field
no sign of holy water—
pilgrim pushes on
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
Why begrudge the stone
underneath the forest pine
its endless silence?
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
her shouts of anger
pulling him out of his dreams
Sunday afternoon
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
a spider
bereft of its web
in mourning
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
molecules of dust
settling in the dead man’s eyes
open and staring
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
how from the crow’s tongue
seven shrill alarms clang out
over the cornfield
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
how the youngest child
fearing the sting of the wasp
runs from the meadow
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
sunny afternoon
in the middle of winter—
ten thousand questions
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
her clumsy attempts
to make sense out of nonsense—
the latest shooting

 
Haiku © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #36

Piercing

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Saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


at midday
from saguaro spines
piercing songs

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Healing

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Wilderness Gardens Preserve, Pala, California
 


wounded tree
healing memories
in the sun

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher