Category Archives: Ein Stück Himmel

Tumultuous

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


at the sun’s rising
wild women tossing their hair—
tumultuous joy

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Landfall

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Golf course, Southern Arizona
 

harbour moon
the loneliness of fishermen
under lighthouse cliff*


sailors lusting for landfall—
whisky, women and palm fronds

*Opening gambit by Joe at flatfroghaiku
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Buddha

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November sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
the Buddha himself
did not start enlightened
he walked the path*


stumbling through the dark valleys
welcoming glimpses of light

*Opening gambit by Cathy Tenzo of Haiku Plate Special
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Beacon

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Old Point Loma Lighthouse, Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, California
 
old beacon
hailing all strangers ~
mind the land*


three come sailing in at dusk
spirit, mystery, and flesh

*Opening gambit by Wabi Sabi of Wabi Sabi: Poems and Images
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Muted

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A glimpse through trees at the Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


The river Kiang—
how distant from the Poudre,
how muted its song!

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Placid

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Horsetooth Reservoir, Fort Collins, Colorado
 
this dark autumn night
the bright stars of Milky Way
cries of geese above*


in placid mountain waters
seven fathoms deep the song

*Opening gambit by Lothar M. Kirsch of Rheumataloge
 
Final two lines © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Candent Days

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Desert willow (Chilopsis linearis), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Even candent days
cannot drive the willow leaves
from their homing place—
a resurrected donkey
nibbles tender shoots and stems.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Holybell

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Mission San Juan Capistrano, Southern California
 


holybell
ringing fears away
ding dong ding

 

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fiery

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Southern Arizona
 


If Samson goes blind,
can the clouds still comfort him
with their fiery blaze?

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Myth

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Southern Arizona
 


the myth that teaches
fences must be beautiful—
wrens dismiss the notes

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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