Category Archives: 5-7-5

Dove

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Midsummer sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Little desert dove,
I listen for your singing
sunrise to sunset.

 
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Floods

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Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, autumn 2016
 


floods of memories—
revisiting photographs
taken years ago

 
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Flood

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August sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Lonesome little dove,
you flood the desert with song
morning by morning.

 
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Note

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The summer afternoon sky framed by the branches of a dead brittlebush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Summer afternoon—
a dove on a barren branch
repeats the same note.

 
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Crow

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El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico
 


Crow in the pine tree,
will you ever stop mocking
what you can’t explain?

 
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Emptied

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Emptied of birdsong,
a low place in the desert
fills with wind and sand.

 
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Settled

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Day’s end, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Little cactus wren,
have you settled for the night
in this lonely place?

 
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Cardinal

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A cardinal on a calendar


first day of the month—
the calendar cardinal
keeps singing yearlong

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Crow

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Ajo, Arizona
 


Summer afternoon—
a crow in the tallest palm
jeers at passersby.

 
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Refuge

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A pile of stones near Ajo, Arizona
 


summer afternoon—
some stones provide a refuge
for frightened lizards

 
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