Category Archives: Phoenix

Secrets

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A young visitor seems to communicate with pigeons near the koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


pigeon whisperer—
the secrets he can murmur
only to his friends

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Flick

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Three friends at the koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


a flick of her wrist
to try to attract the koi—
everything changes

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Wave

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Three friends at the koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


a wave of her hand
to frighten away the koi—
everything changes

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Wave”

Peony

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Teahouse, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


in fragile white cups
hidden within the teahouse—
peony blossoms

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Festive

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Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


In festive garments
they tell again the old tales
at the woodland shrine.

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Tell”
 
More Carpe Diem: “Inuyama Festival”

Pine

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Pine tree, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


Where in the new year
will I find a resting place—
beneath an old pine?
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
In my thoughtless state
not even new year’s prospects
can enlarge my soul.
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
too much alcohol
ushering in the new year—
my woozy footsteps
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
to the left and right
as the new year approaches
uptight suspicions

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “New Year”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Thoughtless, Uptight, Woozy”

Pierced

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Pine tree, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


hidden from all eyes
one snowflake pierced by needles
of the ancient pine

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 

Imagine snow nestling among the needles.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “First Snow”

Mist

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Waterfall, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


Into the pocket
of the shirt I did not wash
crawls waterfall mist.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Waterfall”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Flirting

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Feeding koi, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


in the garden pond
a thousand golden fishes
flirting with the sun
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
splashed across page one
of this morning’s newspaper—
goldfish invasion

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Wednesday Waters #16
 
More Carpe Diem: “Goldfish”
 
More A Prompt Each Day: “Newspaper”

Bridging

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A footbridge, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


bridging the morning
with broken bits of moonbeam
splinters of the sun

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Wednesday Waters #16
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Bridge of Morning'”