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Picnic

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It’s picnic time in Anthill Town,
Some go up, and some go down,
Sniffing for a summer treat,
Something good and something sweet.

 
Haiga, haiku, rhyming poem, and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Picnic”

Glow

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Palo verde tree at sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


Just after sunrise
an old palo verde tree
glows with holy light.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Glimpse

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Sunrise in May, seen through the branches of an indigo bush (Psorothamnus fremontii) , Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


through tangled branches
a glimpse of the homeward way—
her heart skips a beat

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Songs of Shattered Stars

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~~ 1 ~~
 
deep in the meadow
fleeces drenched with dew at dawn
seven drowsy sheep
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
waxing the front hall
until the oaken boards shine
reflecting her face
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
in a country church
seven old evangelists
shouting out good news
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
six-year-old gymnast
twisting her lissome body
into pretzel shapes
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
touching the house wren
just before it lifts its wings
to flee my finger
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
bewildered pigeon
searching the clean-swept plaza
for even one crumb
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
worsted wool sweaters
for sale at bargain prices
the first day of spring
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
three cunning women
one an angel in disguise
sifting through rubbish
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
beyond the orchard
the place where young boys wrestle
each day after school
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
coming to bless me
with songs made of shattered stars—
old shaman at dawn

 
© 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Glimpse

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Sunrise in May, seen through the branches of a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


Through tangled branches
a glimpse of the homeward way
satisfies my heart.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Amen

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Mourning dove, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


First spring funeral—
after the priest’s final prayer,
a dove coos amen.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Birds”

Pajarito

 

Haiga © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Birds”

Cluttered

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


early spring twilight—
even my desert garden
is cluttered with clouds

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Secrets

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


How many secrets
are lurking under the stones?
Who can flush them out?

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Secrecy”

Secrecy

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An abandoned house, Zacatecas, México
 


deserted dwelling—
three mice meet in secrecy
on the second floor

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Secrecy”

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