Category Archives: Fort Collins

Raven

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Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 

Even in autumn
raven follows the river
as far as the sea.

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Seasons

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Melange of autumn leaves near the banks of Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


among the brown ones
a single red maple leaf—
autumn’s tattered texts
in the middle of a book
that the author never ends

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Conversation

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Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


among river stones
a lengthy conversation
lasting to the sea

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Texts

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Melange of autumn leaves near the banks of Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


Even in decay
the tattered texts of autumn
tell of summer nights.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Rough

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Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


a river flowing
endlessly to the rough sea
storm songs day and night

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Photographer

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Photographer and subject near Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


The photographer
pleads with her subject to smile
before the moon wanes.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Migration

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Pool in woodlands near Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 
by the shallow pond
reflection drawing northern fowl
a warm sun shimmers*


hiding the stars in their wings
ten thousand migrating geese

*Opening gambit by Joanne Moceri-Taveira of 4JOY
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Riddles

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Low-lying woodland near Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 
my little green lawn
dreams about the pampas grass
I dream of the stars*


even woodland water pools
are filled with sacred riddles

*Opening gambit by JazzBumpa of Retirement Pastels
 
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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Deeper

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Pedestrians on a riverine path near Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 
crossing the footbridge
a sound that comes unbidden …
my wild beating heart*


deeper into the shadows
lured by a lone raven’s call

*Opening gambit by Laura R. Williams of Look for a Lovely Thing
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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