Category Archives: haiku

Fresh

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A sunflower blooms at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


When sunflowers bloom,
sparrows light up the garden
with fresh morning songs.

 
Haiku and photo by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Light

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An earthenware jar sits on a stone ledge in Zapopan, Mexico.
 


Languid afternoon—
the light inside a clay jar
seeps to the surface.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Picnic

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona.
 


Party-crashing ants
help themselves to chips and cake
at our picnic lunch.
 
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We fixed ourselves a picnic, we munched among the dead,
For it was in the graveyard that our feast was spread.
The ants came uninvited and helped themselves to cake;
Now we see that picnicking was a huge mistake!

 
Poems and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Listening

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Hikers can see for miles on the trail above Pipe Spring National Monument near Fredonia, Arizona.
  


Pausing on the trail,
I listen to my heartbeat
and a scolding crow.

  
Haiku and photo © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Stage

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A retired tractor lives out its last days in the tranquility of the Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
  


An old green tractor
becomes a shadowy stage
for spring’s danse macabre.

  
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Shady Place

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Afternoon shadows settle in a drainage ditch in Yuma, Arizona.
  


In a shady place
I stop to rest and listen—
a mourning dove sings.

  
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Waiting

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A street festooned with blue banderas, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
  


waiting for a breeze
a hundred blue banderas
bluer than the sky

  
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Cloudless

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A clear blue sky and some gnarled branches welcome visitors to the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


Cloudless April day—
I walk in desolation,
consoled by birdsong.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Nectar

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
  


Will you find nectar
beyond the mountain’s shadow,
desert butterfly?

  
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Standing Watch

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La Virgen de Guadalupe stands watch over a grave. Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona.
 


deeper than winter
longer than any shadow
love that never ends

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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