Category Archives: Northern Arizona

Thirst

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Autumn 2011, Northern Arizona
 


January thirst—
a photo from autumn past
fills my empty cup

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Widow

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St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, St. Johns, Arizona
 


stumbling through shadows
to where her love lies buried—
widow of the month

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Freshening

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Autumn leaves, Northern Arizona
 


freshening the graves
blanketed by crimson leaves—
last chore of autumn

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Willing

Stones
 
Stones in an arroyo, Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


raven, wind and stone
willing to teach the humble
wisdom’s hidden ways

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif: “Teacher”

Raining

Twin Arrows, an abandoned trading post along Interstate 40 east of Flagstaff, Arizona
 


raining down arrows
archers near the temple gate
pierce the morning sky

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Festival of the Great Target”

Knitting

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Apache County, Northern Arizona
 

old woman knitting
three songs for the waxing moon—
one about fences

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Tonight’s Moon”

Choices

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Apache County, Northern Arizona
 

the choices are few—
a stone in the soul or gems
buffed by suffering

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif: “Choice”

Snowfall

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Apache County, Arizona

 


somewhere a snowfall
serving hunger to wild things—
a waxwing falters

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “First Snow”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Fishing

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Lone sunflower, Northern Arizona
 


Although I don’t fish, I do love sunflowers, and so I am charmed by Richard Wright’s haiku:

 

Like a fishhook,
The sunflower’s long shadow
Hovers in the lake.

 
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In a sea of weeds
a lone sunflower fishes
for its lost shadow.

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Utabukuro #5”

Road

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A stone-lined pathway at Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


honeysuckle scent
perfuming the ancient road
that leads to the hills
 
on a rocky road
women with delicate feet
walking with their gods
 
fresh winds from the west
erasing every footprint
from the pilgrim way

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Fresh”
 
More: A Prompt Each Day: “Rocky Road”
 
More Carpe Diem Full Circle Challenge: “Heaven”

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