Category Archives: haiga

Bird

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Remains of a ravaged bird, Yuma County, Arizona
 


A bird without its feathers
Is not going anywhere,
Although it longs for freedom
And for flying through the air.
 
A bird without its feathers
Is deceased, most probably,
And will never see the sun
That still shines on you and me.

  
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Animals”

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Hoarding

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Barrel cactus blossoms, Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona
 


 
Haiga © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Picnic

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It’s picnic time in Anthill Town,
Some go up, and some go down,
Sniffing for a summer treat,
Something good and something sweet.

 
Haiga, haiku, rhyming poem, and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Picnic”

Pajarito

 

Haiga © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Birds”

Enough

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Photo mural, Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona
 
 
Haiga © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Loss

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Remains of a dead Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


wilderness pilgrim
weeping for the willow’s loss—
interrupted sleep

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Sleep”
 
More Carpe Diem: “Weeping Willow”

Desperation

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Abandoned bed springs, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


through hot desert nights
desperation drives their dance
naked on the springs
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
the rusty bedsprings—
nestling in each coil some sleep
summer nights forgot

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Poetry Pantry #245
 
More Carpe Diem: “Nudity”
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Sleep”

Raiment

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Mesquite blossoms at twilight, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


raiment new each spring—
the showy yellow blossoms
of the mesquite tree
 
~~ ~~ ~~

 

Mesquite blossoms: alluring to the bees.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Swept

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First blossoms on an ironwood tree, March 2015, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


swept up together
first blossoms on the ironwood
and the bright blue sky

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
For my inspiration, I have used this haiku by Santoka Taneda:
 
dew and
fallen leaves
swept up together
 
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More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Inspired by Santoka Taneda”

Snaking

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


a path to somewhere
snaking through the barren waste—
to follow or not

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Experience”