Category Archives: Haiku My Heart

Daybreak

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Saguaro cacti at daybreak on a spring morning, Pinal County, Arizona
 


just after daybreak
waiting for the cactus wren
to sing a new song

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Airplane

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My grandson’s battered airplane no longer flies.

 

My 9-year-old grandson came home from school and said to his mother:
 
“I got this airplane from the treasure box today. It’s the first time all year that I had enough tickets to get anything. I spent some on lunch with a friend. It’s the first time I got to do that too. So I spent all I had left on this neat airplane that did loops.
 
“Then at dismissal, a 5th grader grabbed it from me and pretended like he was going to fly it, but he scraped it against the wall and bent the wings, so it doesn’t work anymore. He was a Purple Folder kid, so I know he has anger issues.
 
“Maybe I can earn some more tickets….”

 


A grounded blackbird
looks longingly at the sky—
three clouds bear witness.

 
Haibun © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Wasteland

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Spring sunrise, Yuma County, Arizona
 


scanning the wasteland
to catch a glimpse of sunrise—
first one dove, then two

 
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Corn Rain

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Detail from a mural in Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona
 



 
Haiga © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  

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Colors

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Last rays of sunshine light up the mountains near Tucson, Arizona
 



 
Haiga © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
 
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Change

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Clouds over the University of Arizona campus at the recent Tucson Festival of Books
 


watching clouds change shape—
first a witch, then a dragon,
then a gleaming sword

 
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Song

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Late winter sunset, Yuma County, Arizona
 


Wilderness evening—
a dove returns to her nest,
cooing one last song.

 
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Somewhere

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The gritty backside of Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona
 


Little brown sparrow,
from somewhere in the shadows
you sing notes of joy.

 
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Perhaps

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Rugged mountains near Ajo, Arizona
 


Perhaps a blackbird
will swoop down from the mountain,
perhaps the full moon.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Heard

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Evening descends on the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


What word have you heard,
blackbird on the twisted branch,
of evening’s coming?

 
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