Category Archives: Arizona

Mist

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Waterfall, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


Into the pocket
of the shirt I did not wash
crawls waterfall mist.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Waterfall”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

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
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Inspired by Adjei Agyei-Baah”

Rising

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Summer dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Where do they come from,
these poems at break of day
as wild mists rising?

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “The Joy of Poetry”

Cabin

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Abandoned house, Yuma County, Arizona
 
 


In the cabin walls
something purrs by day and night—
a leftover dream.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
In the cabin walls
nasty little creatures hide,
scrabbling in the dark.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
cabin by the way—
kneeling before the threshold
a weary pilgrim
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
in the cabin walls
a desiccated silence
wheezing tales of woe

 
Text photo © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Poets United Midweek Motif: “Silence”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Kneel, Nasty, Purr”
 
More Carpe Diem: “Lolly’s ‘Wind Through the Gaps'”

Endless

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Battered garden goddess, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


those endless summers—
even garden goddesses
shatter from the heat

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Margaret Chula’s ‘Following My Footprints'”

Blossom

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Metal flower sculpture, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona


one scarlet blossom
leading the way to wisdom
among the ruins

Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

More Macro Monday 2

More Ruby Tuesday Too

More Our World Tuesday

More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

More Haiku Horizons: “Lead”

More Carpe Diem: “Nubian Pyramids Meroë”

Pause

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Sunflower in August, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Somewhere in Sudan
a sunflower is blooming—
the Nile’s waters pause.

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Sudan”

Birds

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August sunset, Southern Arizona
 


a tattered scarecrow
puts on a new suit of clothes—
palm fronds at sunset
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
enigmatic words
splashed blood-red against the sky—
ravens know the tongue
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
a palm at sunset—
how the sparrows irritate
every thirsty frond
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
gruesome little tales
wagged by pigeon tongues at dusk—
foxes slink away

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Lolly’s ‘New Scarecrow'”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Enigmatic, Gruesome, Irritate”

Mists

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Summer dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Where do they come from,
as ghosts at the break of day,
these wild mists rising?

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Japanese Long Poem”

Majestic

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Summer sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


how majestic
over sunrise mountain
this holy light

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Hymn to the Aten”

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