Category Archives: Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area

Countless

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


Countless grains of desert sand
Shifted in the wind last night.
More grains than you or I could tell
Shifted left, and shifted right.
 
Another windstorm’s coming,
Promising to blow and blow
Until those countless grains of sand
Find another place to go!

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hints

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


autumn afternoon—
far beyond the barren dunes
hints of harvest songs

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Shot

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


a quick cell-phone shot
before the sands shift again—
windstorm to the east

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Capturing

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


his phone camera
capturing the sands before
they shape-shift again

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Slipper

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Abandoned footwear, Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


Cinderella slipped out of her slippers.

~~ ~~ ~~

sand dune mystery—
someone loses one slipper
but not the other

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Hints

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


over barren dunes
hints of a distant harvest
and the reapers’ songs

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Blossoming

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Moonrise at Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California


Yosa Buson’s haiku about pear blossoms and moonlight inspires me to write a new haiku:

 

White blossoms of the pear
and a woman in moonlight
reading a letter.

 
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the moon blossoming
just enough for a woman
to write love letters

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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