Category Archives: Carpe Diem

Meditation

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Christmas tree made of ribbons on a church bulletin board, Yuma County, Arizona
 


under the yule tree
an hour of meditation
to restore my soul

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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Enough

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Decorative candles on a church wall, Yuma County, Arizona
 


only a candle
to drive away the darkness
but it is enough

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Winter

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December sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


first day of winter—
looking in vain for snowflakes
at the sun’s rising

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Carols

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Ornaments on a Christmas tree in a Yuma County, Arizona church
 


carols in the air
carols, carols everywhere—
love and peace and joy

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Secrets

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A young visitor seems to communicate with pigeons near the koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


pigeon whisperer—
the secrets he can murmur
only to his friends

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

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One of many ducks at the pond, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Resting on one leg,
a duck near the garden pond
dreams of the next fish.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Singing

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Organ pipe cactus blossom, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


singing in wonder
before the cream-white blossom—
one dove joins my song

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Sunrise

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A new day begins, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Just before sunrise
a mourning dove fluffs her wings
for the day’s first flight.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Daylight

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Wayside wildflower, Northern Arizona
 


essence of daylight
nestled in fragile petals
and serrated leaves

 
 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Looking

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Palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


looking for a sign
amid the tangled branches—
any one will do

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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