Category Archives: California

Shadows

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Day’s end, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 



 
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Afternoon

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Brilliant winter day, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


A few passing clouds
muffle a hawk’s piercing scream—
winter afternoon.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Voices

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


in the wilderness
a hundred thousand voices
cactus is but one

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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What

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Winter storm clouds gather near Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


What word, little bird,
lures the thunderstorm closer
to the parched mountain?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Word

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Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California
 


Do you know the word
to bring back autumn’s glory,
blackbird in the pine?

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Wonder

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(Beloperone californica) in bloom, February 2018, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Kneeling in wonder
before the sacred mountain
I remove my shoes.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Elephant

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The base of a sundial at Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, California
 


Whose back does the earth ride upon?
An elephant, raven, or swan?
Perhaps it’s a gannet
That holds up the planet
That all of us humans live on!

 
Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Haiku My Heart: Blaze

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A car’s side mirror reflects autumn colors, Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California
 


forward or backward
a blaze lights up the mountain—
autumn afternoon

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hue

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Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California
 


The mountain’s silence
ripens to a golden hue—
autumn afternoon.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Stream

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A stream in the mountains of Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California
 


Near a mountain stream
the shadows on some boulders
become black as crows.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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