Category Archives: 5-7-5

Tools

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Gardening tools at Micke Grove Regional Park, Lodi, California.
 


The gardener’s tools
wait without knowing they wait
to be used again.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Finding

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Sunset in a smoke-filled sky, Southern Arizona
 


just before sunset
finding the young me I lost
sixty years ago

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 

Blackbird, O Blackbird


 
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
at midnight in the garden,
who can see your wings?
 
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
even the water trembles
when you start to sing.
 
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
do you prefer the cypress
over the white rose?
 
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
how many songs overflow
from your handsome throat?
 
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
tell me what I need to know
to make your path mine.
 
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
I search the chapel rooftop—
will I find you there?

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Greening

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An ocotillo sports new green leaves after recent monsoons in the Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Southern Arizona.
 


In the midday heat
a greening ocotillo
offers little shade.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Fly

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Mountains dominate portions of the Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona.
 


What if the mountain
were to fly south without you,
blackbird on the wing?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Broken

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A dead saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Southern Arizona.
 


Broken saguaro,
how long will you keep standing
before I break too?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Heaps

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Sunrise in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


in the house of light
two women sweep up the dust
into golden heaps

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Sunrise

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August sunrise in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


Is this the sunrise
for which I have been waiting?
Blackbird, find your voice!

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Haiku My Heart: Hosting Today for Rebecca

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Wayside shrine honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
 


seven little shrines
reviving weary pilgrims—
honey on the way

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Sizzling

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A summer day begins, Yuma County, Arizona.
 


Sizzling summer day—
the white dove will keep singing,
though humans grumble.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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