Category Archives: Adjei Agyei-Baah

Way

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Walkway, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona


Adjei Agyei-Baah’s haiku about a beggar inspires me to write a new haiku about the people we would prefer not to see:

 

roadside walk—
a beggar stretches leg
as hand

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 


shadowy walkway—
the beggar no one can see
stretching out his hand

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 

Sometimes the way leads through shadows.

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Scarecrow

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Gnarled ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Adjei Agyei-Baah’s haiku about a scarecrow inspires me to write a new haiku about a different kind of scarecrow:

 

full moon─
a scarecrow watches
its own shadow

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 


desert scarecrow tree
flapping at clouds and shadows—
next time the full moon

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Feigning

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Abandoned amphitheatre, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


on his shadow bed
feigning health and heartiness
one of Shakespeare’s kings
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Plays past echo in the stones.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Name

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Desert willow (Chilopsis linearis), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


no sign of tears
to prove your name
weeping willow


perhaps the wind has dried them
or a hundred days of sun

 
*Opening gambit © by Adjei Agyei-Baah
 
Final two lines © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Curtain

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Waterfall, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


silvery curtain—
parting the shimmering folds
for a closer look

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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