Category Archives: dawn

The Yogi

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


A yogi once lived by himself near a tree,
Waiting and watching with wonder;
His mission in life was solely to see
How rain came from lightning and thunder.
 
Alas for the yogi, he didn’t attain
The dream he had so long pursued.
And so, he massaged his poor muddled brain,
And proceeded to meditate nude.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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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

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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Rustling

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


just before sunrise
a rustling in the branches—
white dove lifts one wing

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hole

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April dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


looking for a way
to save the first morning light—
hole in my pocket

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Coaxing

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Wildflowers at daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


coaxing new music
from the tiniest blossoms—
an old shaman’s tongue

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

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Dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

opening curtains
to welcome the morning light—
a desert housewife

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Journey

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Dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


too long a story
to tell without a respite—
the migrant’s journey

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Mists

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Summer dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Where do they come from,
as ghosts at the break of day,
these wild mists rising?

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Dawn

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Southern Arizona
 


In the nascent light
shadows form on bark and twig—
spirits of the dawn.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
in the land of subtle shadows

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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