Category Archives: Midweek Motif

Thorns

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Ocotillo thorns, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Even the new moon
shrinks from the ocotillo
and its deadly thorns.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Tangled

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An orange tree in need of pruning in a Phoenix, Arizona backyard
 


Through tangled branches
no one can see the new moon,
even at midnight.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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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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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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Sunflowers

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Deepening autumn—
the dowdy old sunflowers
put on their last show.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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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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Blue Monday: Bees

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Nine-year-old John painted bees on a table in the shade at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


A bee that is blue
Is a sight to behold.
It’s brighter, I think,
Than a bee that is gold,
Or even a bee
That is purple or red—
Just, please, keep the bees
Far away from my bed!

 
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Animals”
 
 

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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