Category Archives: Haiku My Heart

Five Haiku for the Frigid Season


1.
Come now, let us mourn
all things broken, chipped, and torn—
deepening winter.
 
 
2.
Winter loneliness—
who has skill enough to mend
my threadbare blue shirt?
 
 
3.
Winter drive to work—
on the bridge I see skid marks,
remnants of a crash.
 
 
4.
Itching to plant seeds,
I thumb through the catalog
that came in the mail.
 
 
5.
Bar of soap in hand,
I draw water for a bath—
midwinter pleasure.

 

Haiku © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 

Signs

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona provides signage for visitors.
 


Are you seeking signs
in the wilderness, pilgrim?
What if none appear?

 
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Pond

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The pond at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona reflects trees growing at its edges.
 


Morning by morning
a blackbird comes to the pond
to drink and then sing.

 
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Journeys

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This weathered wagon wheel is part of an outdoor exhibit at Yuma Quartermaster Depot, Yuma, Arizona.


Sturdy wagon-folks
took months-long jolting journeys
following the wind.

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Dream Tune

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A trumpet player delights the audience at an outdoor jazz concert in Yuma, Arizona.
 


In the year’s first dream,
a jazzman plays me a tune—
my feet know the way.

 
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No Tongues

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Cacti and a palo verde tree cast shadows in a courtyard of Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona.
 


Winter afternoon—
they have no tongues, these shadows,
yet their speech is clear.

 
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Beyond

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Cattle Track Arts Compound, Scottsdale, Arizona contains some interesting buildings.
 


Beyond my courtyard
I sense the distant mountains
waiting for fresh snow.

 
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Old Story

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A stained glass window depicts the Nativity at Sacred Heart Church, Farmington, New Mexico.
 


On this New Year’s Day,
I recall an old story
of a baby’s birth.

 
 
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Hope

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Festive decorations on a Christmas tree in a Yuma County, Arizona church inspire hope.
 


Near the Christmas tree
one child hopes for an iPhone,
one for joy and peace.

 
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Tidings

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A church in Wellton, Arizona is decorated for Christmas.
 

On long winter nights
a light pierces the darkness—
tidings of great joy!

 
 
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