Category Archives: Arizona

Under

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Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


under the pine tree
a stone the size of a moon
hung with shadow song

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Song”
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Under the Trees'”

Sting

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Saguaro cacti,Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


seeking a clamshell
too close to the saguaros—
the sting of each thorn

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘A Clam'”

Way

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Spring sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


In the wilderness
not even ravens may tell
if the way is right.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Not Permitted to Tell'”

Barren

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Gnarled ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


How barren the sky
since the ironwood blossoms
fell three weeks ago!

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Since the Cherry Blossoms'”

Reviewing

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Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


a summer mountain—
reviewing her long journey
pixel by pixel

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘A Summer Mountain'”

Fireflies

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Spring sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


one more small wonder
the light from all those fireflies
blotting out the sun

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Buson’s ‘Those Fireflies'”

Robe

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Blossoms of a Palo verde tree at sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


palo verde tree—
its robe of brilliant blossoms
quickly fades away

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: Basho’s ‘Summer Robe'”

Waste

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Indigo bush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


parched and barren waste—
butterfly seeking nectar
pauses in mid-flight

 

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s “A Butterfly Flies'”

Writing

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Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 
 


from a treetop
emptiness dropped down
in a cicada shell


writing a rich new story
in the pond beneath the pine

 
*Opening gambit © by Basho, translated by Jane Reichhold
 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge: “Basho’s ‘From a Treetop'”

Hidden

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Saguaro cactus, White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


on a mountain path
hidden from all prying ears
an untold story

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘On a Mountain Path'”

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