Category Archives: Carpe Diem

Way

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Day’s end, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


midsummer moments—
taking the winding way home
just before nightfall

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Feather

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A single feather, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Midsummer morning—
under a feather red ants
shelter from the sun.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 


Hapless bird loses one precious feather.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Faraway

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In the foreground, an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


wilderness morning—
how the faraway mountains
tug at the crow’s wings

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Shattered

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In the foreground, a dead saguaro cactus; in the background, a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Even shattered things
still cradle wondrous music
deep within their bones.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Song

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Palo verde trees, growing beside a Maricopa County wash, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in all living things
the song of a single word
thrumming day and night

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Fallen

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A fallen saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Southern Arizona
 


Fallen saguaro—
how many more moonrises
until I fall too?

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Evening

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A saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Southern Arizona
 


Wilderness evening—
what key unlocks the secrets
hidden in the clouds?

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Brushed

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A palo verde tree, growing beside a Maricopa County wash, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Brushed by passing clouds,
the palo verde’s tresses
still remain unkempt.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Unpunctuated

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Indigo Bush (Psorothamnus fremontii), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in tangled places
stories tumble line by line
unpunctuated
 
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Within the shadows great surprises hide.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Promise

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Ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


rainclouds gather—
one more broken promise
in the making

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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