Category Archives: Arizona

No Going Back

 

Languid autumn afternoon—
does she know a loss is coming,
a loss so devastating
that longing to die will consume her days?
After it happens,
there will be no going back.
He hinted at this, the angel,
who told her she was exceptional
among women.
If only she could see the outline
of some small joy beyond what she will suffer,
then she could bear what is to come
and more.

 

Poem © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Light

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La Virgen de Guadalupe at a wayside shrine, Ajo, Arizona
 


in the dark places
of this tilting universe—
a light still shining

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Dusk

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An autumn day ends in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Dusk descends on the desert.

 
Photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hint

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Pencil holder in a church classroom, Southern Arizona
 


November morning—
not even a hint of frost
among the pencils

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Big Rig

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Parked 18-wheeler, Southern Arizona
 


A traveler parks his rig overnight.

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Six for Sunday

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Unusually early blossoms on a palo verde tree, November 2016, Yuma County, Arizona
 
 


  
~~ 1 ~~
  
words to nourish me
on this November morning—
a poem by Keats
  
~~ 2 ~~
  
Sing, little sparrow!
How could I despise your voice
this frosty morning?
  
~~ 3 ~~
  
This frosty morning
I am dumb before the wren
and its trills of grief.
  
~~ 4 ~~
  
Without any means
to support itself, the wren
enriches my life.
  
~~ 5 ~~
  
noise at the corner—
a thousand hungry blackbirds
clamoring for crumbs
  
~~ 6 ~~
  
joyful not plaintive—
the voice of the old woman
at her husband’s grave

 
Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Discarded

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Discarded tire
 


Anything fatidic about a discarded tire?

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Thistle

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Thistle in bloom, Watson Lake, Prescott, Arizona
  

autumn afternoon—
even the blooming thistle
will soon fade away

  
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Cover

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On the shore of Upper Lake Mary, Coconino National Forest, Arizona
 


autumn cloud cover—
ten thousand hidden creatures
cower in the woods

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Invisibility”

Hiding

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Sunrise making the Milky Way invisible, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


A brown paper bag,
clutched in a little girl’s hand,
hides the Milky Way.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Invisibility”