Category Archives: haiku

Secrecy

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An abandoned house, Zacatecas, México
 


deserted dwelling—
three mice meet in secrecy
on the second floor

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Secrecy”

Swing

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May twilight, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


imagine a swing
hanging from the stoutest branch—
one child flying high

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Swing”

Leaning

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


among the tombstones
a leaning memorial—
too many winters

 
 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday

Spring and Other Things

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~~ 1 ~~
 
in a plain black dress
she welcomes spring to the hills—
the soldier’s widow
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
dreaming of springs past
when she walked with her father
through the plum orchard
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
a dazzling array
of fruits in the marketplace—
boy filches a plum
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
First full week of spring—
they speak only of the light
drenching the meadow.
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
an open doorway—
throwing away all constraints
to cross the threshold
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
An open window—
this morning the mockingbirds
are making her sad.
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
after spring’s first rain
memories of her childhood
sprouting fresh and green
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
blocking out the sobs
of the child who’s lost her coins
at the carnival
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
third full week of spring—
the menace of a sleet storm
freezing lilac buds

 
© 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #300
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #57

Discarding

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Remains of a discarded shoe, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


the longest journey—
discarding her worn-out shoes
so she can move on

 
~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~
 


out of one life, into another…

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Hole

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April dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


looking for a way
to save the first morning light—
hole in my pocket

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Stormy

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Thunderheads gathering on a spring afternoon, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


stormy afternoon—
an opening in the clouds
letting light leak through

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Open/Openness”

Breach

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Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


walking the fence line
with clouds my sole companions—
a breach in the sky

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Weaver

Navajo loom
Navajo loom, Hubbell Trading Post, Ganado, Arizona


on her loom
Navajo weaver
makes magic

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Ash

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Fading ocotillo blossoms, April 2016, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


On a lizard’s tongue
the fading scarlet blossoms
turn to dust and ash.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

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