Category Archives: Apache County

Seven Riffs on Leaves

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Cottonwood leaf in autumn, Apache County, Arizona.


 
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A hole in the fence:
Will I be able to see
the oak leaves falling?
 
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on the dusty end
of my workshop’s topmost shelf:
three leaves from the oak
 
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How strange the patterns
made by ginkgo leaves falling
into the gutter!
 
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Under the plum tree
a cardboard box fills with leaves—
how tattered they look!
 
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Near the tube station
we slog through wet autumn leaves,
eager to be home.
 
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wherever I turn
in the last days of autumn:
sodden maple leaves
 
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pieces of old dreams
some of them with falling leaves
some of them with stones

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #183
 
More Poetry Pantry #424 at Poets United

Meadow

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Apache County, Arizona
 


wilderness meadow
tangled with light and shadow—
birdsong cleaves the air

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Wilderness”

Books

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A boulder surrounded by birdsong in a remote location, Apache County, Arizona
 


Some books I found in passing
Contained disturbing words:
The end is near, they seemed to say,
Pay heed to stones and birds;
 
For in this warming climate,
Where things are changing fast,
Not even stones and blackbirds
Have stamina to last.

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Books”
 

Choosing

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Footprint in a sandy wash, Apache County, Arizona
 


choosing a new path
before the wind can erase
yesterday’s footprints

 
 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Choose”
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Path”

Tricks

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Wild asters, Apache County, Arizona
 


autumn afternoon—
the tricks my eyes play on me
in the aster field

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday
  
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Trick”

Storm

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Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


summer storm brewing—
a tumbleweed skeleton
quivers in the wind

 
 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday

Search

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Sunrise, Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


along the fence line
searching for something I lost
forty years ago

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Ways

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Arroyo, Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


seven ways of weird
one leading me through shadows
in the arroyo

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Weird”

Willing

Stones
 
Stones in an arroyo, Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


raven, wind and stone
willing to teach the humble
wisdom’s hidden ways

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif: “Teacher”

Knitting

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Apache County, Northern Arizona
 

old woman knitting
three songs for the waxing moon—
one about fences

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Tonight’s Moon”