Category Archives: Arizona

Splinters

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Old water wagon with crumbling wheels, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


reading the splinters
of my unfolding journey—
countless miles to go

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

Cooing

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Sunset on a golf course, Southern Arizona
 


sundown at the pond—
a hundred hidden pigeons
cooing for the light

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Whirling

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Windmill, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


on a cloudless day
watching the endless whirling
of the windmill blades

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Anvil

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The smithy, Cattle Track Arts Compound, Scottsdale, Arizona
 


seven ways of frost—
not even the blacksmith’s breath
warms the anvil’s horn

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Leafless

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Gnarled ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the way a blackbird
settles into the shadows
of a leafless tree

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Path

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


staying on the path—
even blackbird knows which way
the wind is blowing

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Hiding

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Ironwood tree as January afternoon shadows lengthen, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


A blackbird hiding
among the tangled branches
sings an evening song.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Seeking

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Sunrise on a chilly January day, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


first month of the year—
seeking courage at sunrise
to take one more step

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

Courage

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Guitar player, Village Jazz Series, Yuma, Arizona
 


after his cancer
the courage to make music
better than before

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

Tattered

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Brittlebush blossoms, early January, Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona
 


first days of the year—
only some tattered blossoms
on the brittlebush

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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