Category Archives: haiku

Unanswered

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Courthouse Square, Prescott, Arizona
 


On a shady walk
a question goes unanswered
until six o’clock.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Holiness

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Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona
 


April afternoon—
the holiness of water
and a blackbird’s song

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Ruins

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Stone ruins at Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona
  


One by one the stones
drop from the old house’s walls
till nothing remains.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Notes

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A new day begins, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


long before daybreak
I listened for the dove’s song—
now the first faint notes

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Line

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Electric lines beside a country road at dawn, Yuma County, Arizona
  


Somewhere down the line
a conceited rooster thinks
he coaxed up the sun.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Homing

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Apartments and studios for artists, artisans, and creative business people, Ajo, Arizona


April is the homing month
When artists long for space
To sculpt and paint and scribble
To serve the human race.
 
Sometimes a lucky artist
Will find a place called home;
But if her luck should run out,
Then she is bound to roam.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Washcloth

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Discarded washcloth, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


April afternoon—
a castoff cloth bears traces
of the owner’s face.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Finery

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Prickly Poppy (Argemone pleiacantha), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


in spring finery
a poppy by the wayside
reaches to the sky

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Coaxing

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Spring sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


A mourning dove coos
in a palo verde tree,
coaxing up the sun.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Song

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
  


They tell the story
of how, on distant mountains,
one dove left her song.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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