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Brilliant

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Another brilliant day in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


 
Photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Uncaging

Old Mariachis
 

Painting at Fábrica La Aurora San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


old mariachis
their faces creased with music
uncaging the night

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Caged Soul”

Threat

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Another sizzling day begins, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

first day of autumn—
an equatorial threat
knifing through the trees

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Equator”

Equinox

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

season by season
wilderness spirits retrace
the ancient pathways

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Equinox”

Empty

Mercado
Mercado San Juan, Morelia, Michoacán, México
 


Looking for a basket,
I found one just for me,
A little white and blue one
As pretty as could be.
But when I went to buy it,
Someone called my name,
So I left the marketplace
As empty as I came.

 
Poem © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Poetry Pantry #321

Whimsies

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Dry grasses, Northern Arizona
 
 


~~ 1 ~~
 
Abundant whimsy
fills the Delhi beggar’s face,
emptying her bowl.
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
at his steely core
nothing but admiration
for the brutal ones
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
a badass dolphin
out to impress the ladies—
they all swim away
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
a murderous whale—
the one that took down Ahab
still roaming the seas
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
the prairie’s expanse
constricted by last night’s rain
into a puddle
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
only a concept—
the sound of a tree crashing
when no one’s around
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
learning how to spell
by scrawling lines with a stick—
children of the dunes
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
singing of small things
things that can’t even be seen
without microscopes
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
offering herself
to the wind and rain and sun—
maid for all seasons

 
Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #320
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #77

Somewhere

Oak Grove, San Diego County
Autumn color, 2011, Oak Grove, San Diego County, California
 


A road to somewhere—
might it lead to paradise
and a feast of thanks?

 
Poem © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Appreciation”

Crumbs

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Saguaro cactus, White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Maricopa County, Arizona
 
 


~~ 1 ~~
 
filling my left hand
with seven sticks of incense—
hush of curling smoke
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
how endless crying
leads to an unstable bridge
that no one can cross
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
It is good sometimes
to be the link that’s missing
or an untold tale.
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
Cheese and bread and wine—
we lift them from the hamper,
pigeons eye the crumbs.
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
sipping orange juice
along with their chocolate cake—
the birthday children
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
ending of summer—
even the geese are weary
of halcyon days
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
a jagged old fence
snagging wind and rain and clouds—
I slip through the strands
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
We could live like this—
in the middle of nowhere
with bears for neighbors.
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
old Kansas farmer
rubbing thumb and forefinger
against misfortune
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
some alphabet soup
sipped from my grandmother’s cup—
autumn abundance
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
showing her brother
the proper way to plant seeds
without wasting one
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
ten thousand apples
ripening in the orchard—
wealth before first frost
 

 
Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #319
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #76

Backyard

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San Juan County, New Mexico
 


in my friend’s backyard
no purple blooms or gold ones
reaching toward the sky

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Blooms”

Blooms

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View of Zacatecas, México from Cerro de la Bufa
 


blooms of bright crimson
high above the city streets—
hummingbird heaven

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Blooms”