Category Archives: Chiyo-Ni

Sunflowers

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Sculpted metal sunflowers, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


stretching out my hand
to caress a sunflower
before the first frost

 
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sunflowers pointing the way to autumn

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Daybreak

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Glass lamp shaped as a star, hanging from a courtyard tree at daybreak, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Chiyo-Ni’s haiku about lark song inspires me to write a new haiku:

 

Two or three
sing all night
larks

 
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one lark in the night
one star just before daybreak
singing with one tongue

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Light

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April twilight, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


one thin spider’s thread
stitching both light and shadows
to the desert’s bones
 
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Light leaks into the barren land.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Despite

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


Despite the bright clouds,
the wilderness keeps mourning
for all it has lost.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fallen

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Blossoms fallen from an Indigo Bush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


some fallen blossoms
littering the desert sands—
that is all there is

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Pretender

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Old advertising sign for sale at an antique store, Sedona, Arizona
 


hued in blue and gold
morning glory pretender
climbing up the wall

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Unknown

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Navajo National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


After storm clouds flee,
how does the crow find its way
in an unknown sky?

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Soon

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Red Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima), Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


bird of paradise—
even the scarlet petals
will soon fade to brown

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Parched

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Indigo bush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


parched indigo bush—
butterfly seeking nectar
pauses in mid-flight

 

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Morning Glory

Morning glory
 
Wayside morning glory, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


in my wooden bowl
a lone dewdrop at daybreak
morning glory tea
 
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eccentric garden—
a single morning glory
tangled in my heart

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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