Category Archives: Haiku My Heart

Dove

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Midsummer sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Little desert dove,
I listen for your singing
sunrise to sunset.

 
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Note

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The summer afternoon sky framed by the branches of a dead brittlebush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Summer afternoon—
a dove on a barren branch
repeats the same note.

 
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Emptied

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Emptied of birdsong,
a low place in the desert
fills with wind and sand.

 
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Settled

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Day’s end, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Little cactus wren,
have you settled for the night
in this lonely place?

 
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Crow

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Ajo, Arizona
 


Summer afternoon—
a crow in the tallest palm
jeers at passersby.

 
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Refuge

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A pile of stones near Ajo, Arizona
 


summer afternoon—
some stones provide a refuge
for frightened lizards

 
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Matins

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Palo verde tree just before sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


wilderness matins—
a new song spills from your beak,
little desert dove

 
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Lone

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Indigo bush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Lone indigo bush—
not even a mourning dove
clings to its branches.

 
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Untamed

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In the distance, Tsé Bitʼaʼí, “Rock with Wings,” rises from the desert floor near Shiprock, New Mexico
 


afternoon shower—
a crow with an untamed tongue
mocks the passing clouds

 
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Calling

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San Juan County, New Mexico
 


calling endlessly
on the faraway mountain
a dove to her mate

 
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