Category Archives: haiku

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Rising Sun

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A rising sun in winter overshadows a shed in the foreground as seen through a window in Yuma County, Arizona.
 
 

Mid-winter sunrise—
the clarity I long for
keeps eluding me.

 
 
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Delicate Letters


1.
My ribs are branches
on which invisible birds
perch on winter nights.
 
2.
Enter, acrobats!
Begin your parade through town,
though the north wind moans.
 
3.
I lower my eyes
when I see the light in yours,
Sister Winter Moon.

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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Stones

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At day’s end, shadows form around a group of stones in Yuma County, Arizona.
 
 

We are not alone—
stars, ravens, and river stones
keep us company.

 
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Entrance

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Shadows lurk around the entrance to Cattletrack Arts Compound in Scottsdale, Arizona.
 
 

New year pilgrimage—
beyond the magic gateway
winter disappears.

 
 
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Three Free-Wheeling Haiku


1.
In distress my heart
seems to turn into liquid—
bitter winter draught.
 
2.
Desperate for wings,
I’ll pay whatever they cost—
my new year’s desire.
 
3.
Cold-weather longing:
to see Paris glittering
while a freight train moans.

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Reclaim Life, Sip Tea!


1.
First tea of the year—
on the surface swims a swan,
singing to the moon.
 
2.
How lucky I am,
in the absence of a lake,
to have new year’s tea!
 
3.
O swan with hurt wings,
you won’t die, but be revived
by the year’s first tea.
 
4.
My mood? Indigo,
but only for a moment—
now, some new year’s tea!

© 2023 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Whirligig #404
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: New Year’s Eve Sunrise

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Much of the landscape in Southern Arizona is still swathed in shadows as the sun prepares to rise on New Year’s Eve.
 
 


 
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Lights in the Darkness

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Engulfed by shadows, two candles send light into the darkness from the steps of the Yavapai County Courthouse, Prescott, Arizona.
 
 

flickering candles—
just enough light to guide me
on a winter’s night

 
 
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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Mother and Child

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A mural of a Native mother and child in Ajo, Arizona seems to recall the birth of Jesus long ago in Bethlehem.


In an old story
they say winter was the time
of the holy birth.


 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Message of Joy

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A message of joy stands out from the shadows surrounding it on an Arizona Christmas tree.
 
 

one thin note of joy—
enough to light my darkness
on a winter’s night

 
 
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