Category Archives: haiku

Blaze

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Autumn sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


After the new moon
a blaze in the eastern sky
startles a white dove.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Face

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


Before the new moon
the cemetery scarecrow
puts on a bright face.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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Daggers

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A variety of cholla cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Whetted by the sun,
the cholla’s deadly daggers
keep all foes at bay.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blaze

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Animas River near Cedar Hill, San Juan County, New Mexico
 


Autumn by autumn
a blaze along the river
outshines every sun.

 
Haiku © 2017 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Cover

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


October morning—
a wounded bird takes cover
in a tangled tree.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Knife

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Jim Harrison’s final book of poems, Dead Man’s Float
 


Light from the window
knifes Jim Harrison’s poems
this autumn morning.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
   
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Clouds

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Near Grants, New Mexico
 


storm clouds gathering—
perhaps the desert will drink
just before sundown

 
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Bird

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Remains of a ravaged bird, Yuma County, Arizona
 


A bird without its feathers
Is not going anywhere,
Although it longs for freedom
And for flying through the air.
 
A bird without its feathers
Is deceased, most probably,
And will never see the sun
That still shines on you and me.

  
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Dowdy

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


First week of autumn—
the dowdy old sunflowers
put on their last show.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
   
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Shriek

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Autumn sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


With a shriek of fright
a dove rises from her nest
and flees toward the sun.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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