Category Archives: haiku

Cooing

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Palo verde tree in bloom at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


among the blossoms
a hidden dove starts cooing—
distant mountains quake

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Wastelands

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Spines and stones in Pinal County, Arizona
 


in praise of wastelands
she walks a dusty footpath
making up new songs

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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Grin

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Autumn decoration on a grave, Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


With a crooked grin
a scarecrow honors blackbirds
and their many wiles.

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

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Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico
 


deserted village—
seven inns of happiness
crumble in the wind

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Oasis

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The pond, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


desert oasis—
psalms older than creation
rising from the pond

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Until

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Giant palo verde tree in bloom, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


How many blossoms,
how many starlit evenings
until the world ends?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Rising

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Dawn lights up a palo verde tree in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


desert heat rising—
a faraway mountain tugs
at the blackbird’s wings

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Visions

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Late afternoon in the Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona
 


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

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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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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