Category Archives: autumn

Nap

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Autumn color, Northern Arizona
 

an afternoon nap—
the shape of the old dog’s breath
among autumn leaves

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Without

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Autumn sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


rising as balloons
a thousand clouds at daybreak—
autumn festival
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
one more day’s journey
without a destination—
I lay down my flute

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Sunflowers

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Sculpted metal sunflowers, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


stretching out my hand
to caress a sunflower
before the first frost

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 

sunflowers pointing the way to autumn

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Restless

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Animas River near Cedar Hill, San Juan County, New Mexico
 


In an old photo
restless leaves are still turning
into little suns.

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Wednesday Waters #24
 
More Carpe Diem: “Colorful Leaves”
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Restless”

Permission

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Leaves littering a sidewalk, Lexington, Kentucky
 


Who gave permission
for these leaves to loose themselves
from the neighbor’s trees?

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Autumn

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Haiku Heights
 
 

This evening the wind
is pecking at my window
with its autumn beak.

 
© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Nipping

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Winter, where are you?
Just over the horizon,
nipping autumn’s heels.

 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Northern Arizona
 
More Carry On Tuesday poems with the theme “Where Are You?” here
 
More The Thursday Think Tank with the theme “Winter” here
 
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Autumn’s Cup

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I drink autumn’s cup,
hoping to forget summer
and her fleeting breath.

 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Northern Arizona
 
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday with the theme “Fleeting” here
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
 
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Enough

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Is one scare enough
to trigger a leaf’s turning
from green to scarlet?

 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Southern California
 
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday with the theme “Scare” here
 
More The One-Minute Writer with the theme “Trigger” here
 
More The One-Minute Writer with the theme “Green” here
 
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Listening

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green-gold cottonwoods
listening to the silence…
old river stumbles

 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Animas River near Cedar Hill, San Juan County, New Mexico
 
More Poetry Picnic Week 10 with the theme “Nature, Forest, Rivers, Mountains” here
 
More Carry On Tuesday with the theme “Sitting Alone Listening to the Silence” here
 
More Poetry Tow Truck 43 with the theme “Caught Stealing” here
 
More The One-Minute Writer with the theme “Green” here
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
 
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More Mellow Yellow Monday photos here
 
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