Category Archives: Coconino National Forest

Autumn Leaves

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Colorful aspen leaves, Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, autumn 2016.


 
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tumult on my roof—
acorns and oak leaves thudding
till the storm is done
 
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Since crowds delight you,
how can one falling oak leaf
give you so much joy?
 
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Bring me one red leaf
from under the maple tree,
then leave me alone.
 
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Such a waste of breath:
lamenting the leaves falling
from my backyard plum!
 
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Two feral cats fight
among the falling oak leaves—
one gets bragging rights.
 
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
how do you balance your song
on that falling leaf?
 
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It is no great loss
to watch storm clouds disappear,
but when plum leaves fall…

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Waiting

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Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, autumn 2016
 


deepening autumn—
grasses among gold aspens
await the first snow

 
Haiku © 2017 and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Blue Monday

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Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, autumn 2016
 


reaching for blue sky—
a stand of golden aspens
near the mountaintop

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Spaces

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A red leaf among pine debris, Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, autumn 2016
 


On the forest floor
even hidden spaces hold
both darkness and light.

 
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Cluster

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Colorful aspen leaves, Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, autumn 2016
 


faith along the way—
a cluster of yellow leaves
guiding her footsteps

 
 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Cover

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On the shore of Upper Lake Mary, Coconino National Forest, Arizona
 


autumn cloud cover—
ten thousand hidden creatures
cower in the woods

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Way

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On the shore of Upper Lake Mary, Coconino National Forest, Arizona
 


ancient fir forests
or lakes high in the mountains—
the way chooses me

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Quiet

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On the shore of Upper Lake Mary, Coconino National Forest, Arizona
 


A quiet place to compose poetry…

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Watching

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Upper Lake Mary, Coconino National Forest, Arizona
 


Under the pine, someone is watching.

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Song

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A fallen aspen tree, Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest, Arizona
 

autumn afternoon—
even the shattered aspen
releases a song

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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