Category Archives: haiku

Song

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Detail from a painting in a Yuma County, Arizona church
 


The song of a dove
settles onto the cushion
of an empty chair.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Watcher

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A tile depicting La Virgen de Guadalupe is affixed to a headstone. Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona.
 


Season by season
the watcher keeps on watching
and a blackbird sings.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Love

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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 © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Song

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A weathered statue of the Virgin Mary, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


Just before Christmas
a blackbird in the graveyard
sings a brand-new song.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Cup

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A mosaic depicting La Virgen de Guadalupe, Ajo, Pima County, Arizona
 


To a quiet place
I come with my empty cup,
but who will fill it?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Evidence

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Autumn 2016: Leaves floating in Oak Creek, near Sedona, Arizona
 


in a mountain stream
the bittersweet evidence
of passing seasons

 
Haiku © 2017 and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Bittersweet

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Mourning dove, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


Deepening autumn—
the grey dove’s bittersweet song
settles on a stone.

 
Haiku © 2017 and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Solitude

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona

 


After Thanksgiving
the garden of solitude
nourishes my soul.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Haiku My Heart: Chances

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona

 


What are the chances
that any stone on the path
will rise up and sing?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Haiku My Heart: Blaze

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A car’s side mirror reflects autumn colors, Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California
 


forward or backward
a blaze lights up the mountain—
autumn afternoon

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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