Category Archives: California

Somewhere

Oak Grove, San Diego County
Autumn color, 2011, Oak Grove, San Diego County, California
 


A road to somewhere—
might it lead to paradise
and a feast of thanks?

 
Poem © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Wildcats

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


the distant mountains—
a prowling place for wildcats
stalking tender prey

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Pears

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Pears growing on a backyard tree, Southern California
 


While the pears fatten,
a blackbird lingers nearby,
hoping for a treat.

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

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Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


getting the point from a master

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Puzzling

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Cemetery, Mission San Antonio de Pala, Pala, California
 


in a place of death
how puzzling to see roses
blooming unconcerned

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Endless

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Southern California
 


endless months of drought
the fortitude of pine trees
blackbird’s plaintive song

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Glimpse

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Southern California
 


When glimpsed through the pines,
how much longer the way seems—
pebble in my shoe.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Stumbling

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Fence at dusk, Temecula, California
 


stumbling home at dusk—
perhaps along the fence line
a sunflower blooms

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Intimidated

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


intimidated
by the towering mountains—
all her childhood fears

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

Wildflowers

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Desert sand verbena, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


soon to be laid waste
by summer’s relentless heat—
wayside wildflowers

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher