Category Archives: haiku

Wind

Wilderness way
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


In the wilderness
wind keeps erasing the path
I plan to follow.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Conversations

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Sunrise at a motel in Mojave, California.


Morning by morning
the wrens and roses converse
in an unknown tongue.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Song

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Sunrise in Yuma County, Arizona.


Deepening autumn—
a lone dove greets the morning
with a plaintive song.

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Desert Abundance

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.


In a desert place
a twisted, broken willow
murmurs to the stars.
 
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The desert’s abundance may not be in fruit,
But rather in clouds or in owls that can hoot,
 
Or maybe in rattlers that slither and slide,
Or in the great thermals on which the hawks glide.
 
The stones are abundant, and so is the sand
Wherever you look in a dry, barren land.
 
It’s not as though nothing filled up the spaces
In the world’s wild and desolate places!

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Seven Riffs on Leaves

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Cottonwood leaf in autumn, Apache County, Arizona.


 
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A hole in the fence:
Will I be able to see
the oak leaves falling?
 
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on the dusty end
of my workshop’s topmost shelf:
three leaves from the oak
 
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How strange the patterns
made by ginkgo leaves falling
into the gutter!
 
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Under the plum tree
a cardboard box fills with leaves—
how tattered they look!
 
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Near the tube station
we slog through wet autumn leaves,
eager to be home.
 
~~ ~~ 6 ~~ ~~
 
wherever I turn
in the last days of autumn:
sodden maple leaves
 
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pieces of old dreams
some of them with falling leaves
some of them with stones

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Crow

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


Autumn afternoon—
on the mountain’s shadow side
a mocking crow hides.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Presence

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Daybreak in the Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona.
 


October morning—
an owl that no one can see
makes its presence known.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Autumn Leaves

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Colorful aspen leaves, Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, autumn 2016.


 
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tumult on my roof—
acorns and oak leaves thudding
till the storm is done
 
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Since crowds delight you,
how can one falling oak leaf
give you so much joy?
 
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Bring me one red leaf
from under the maple tree,
then leave me alone.
 
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Such a waste of breath:
lamenting the leaves falling
from my backyard plum!
 
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Two feral cats fight
among the falling oak leaves—
one gets bragging rights.
 
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
how do you balance your song
on that falling leaf?
 
~~ ~~ 7 ~~ ~~
 
It is no great loss
to watch storm clouds disappear,
but when plum leaves fall…

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Haiku My Heart, Hosting for Rebecca: Healing

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A wounded cactus begins to heal in a Phoenix, Arizona backyard.
 


To all wounded things
blackbird sings a healing song—
new growth soon appears.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Haiku My Heart, Hosting for Rebecca: Birdsong

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Backyard shrine, Los Algodones, Baja California Norte, México.
 


Near a backyard shrine
a wise and gentle woman
learns the songs of birds.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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