Category Archives: California

Drink

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November morning glory, Riverside County, California
 


on my daybreak walk
a drink of wayside color—
these morning glories

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Desolate

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


desolate places—
choosing my way carefully
through the deadly thorns

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Tough Luck

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“Antepasados” by Maria Castro, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
 


I thought it would amuse you
To know that I am dead;
In life you never loved me,
You never shared my bed.
 
But now that I am wasted
And nothing but a bone,
You think that I’m to die for—
Tough luck! You’re all alone!

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

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


autumn afternoon—
far beyond the barren dunes
hints of harvest songs

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Shot

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


a quick cell-phone shot
before the sands shift again—
windstorm to the east

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Welcome

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At the front door of a California house…
 


A leisurely welcome to all visitors…

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Somewhere

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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
 
 
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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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