Category Archives: Arizona

Flick

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Three friends at the koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


a flick of her wrist
to try to attract the koi—
everything changes

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Twilight

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Distant mountain range at day’s end, Maricopa County, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Wilderness twilight—
who will lock the clouds in place
to shroud the full moon?

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Lock”
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Refuge

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A stand of palo verde trees, Maricopa County, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


on a sizzling day
taking refuge from the sun
underneath a tree
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 


Are trees better companions than humans?

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Woe

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“Bones” of a dead saguaro cactus, Maricopa County, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


Seven tales of woe—
even the saguaro knows
at least one of them.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Rustling

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


just before sunrise
a rustling in the branches—
white dove lifts one wing

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Spent

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Northern Arizona
 


Having spent itself,
the wind settles in the grass
for a lengthy nap.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Wind”
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Vying

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Ironwood tree in bloom, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Among the blossoms
one vies with the crescent moon
for a brighter spot.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Poetry Pantry #311
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Among”
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Bougainvillea

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Bougainvillea at first light of day, Southern Arizona
 


bougainvillea
waiting for the gardener
to tie up loose ends
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 


Early morning shadows delight the soul.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

The Absence of Tread

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A worn-out tire, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


The absence of tread
Is nothing to fear—
Just keep on rolling,
You’ll get there, my dear!
 
The way may be long,
The road may be rough,
But you and the tire
Are tougher than tough.
 
Not even danger
Can make you stay home,
Just like a mustang
You’re willing to roam.
 
So keep on rolling,
You’ll get there, it’s clear—
The absence of tread
Is nothing to fear!

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

Hiding Place

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Construction leftovers, Southern Arizona
 


In this pile wee creatures hide.

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

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