Category Archives: Fort Collins

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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Refrain

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Woods near Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 
ghosts of the ancients
cast their towering shadows
on the holy ground*


a crow in the cottonwood
rasping a ragged refrain

*Opening gambit by Patricia of High Five and Raspberries
 
Final two lines © 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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Imperturbable

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Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 
entangled branches
sun ascends through lifeless limbs
beautiful chaos*


imperturbable river
keeps on flowing to the sea

*Opening gambit by HA (How Anxious) of A Haiku a Day
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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