Category Archives: Santa Rosa Plateau

Yearnings

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Weathered window on an old adobe house, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve, Riverside County, California
 


In the reading room
she finds a tiny tendril
curling round one word
and tries to keep the volume
of her growing sorrow low.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
the more I fill it,
the more I have of nothing—
my empty basket—
not even a phrase or two
makes up for what is missing
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
jagged rice stubble—
no place for their lovemaking
in the harvest field
though still their yearning is strong
as sun beating down on stone

 
Tanka and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Footbridge

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Footbridge, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve, Riverside County, California
 


a scrap of paper—
scribbling some words as she walks
across the footbridge

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Refuge

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Old adobe building, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve, Riverside County, California
 


her house of refuge
in the shadows of the oak—
seven prayers a day

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Indissoluble

Undulating

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Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve, Riverside County, California
 


underneath a fence
the undulating grasses
crying out for rain

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Anticipation

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Rainclouds gathering
to freshen stagnant waters—
anticipation!

 
 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Santa Rosa Plateau, Murrieta, California
 
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Windmill

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arthritic creaking—
old windmill’s groaning at dusk—
up jumps jackrabbit

 
 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Santa Rosa Plateau, Murrieta, California
 
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Rudderless

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rudderless
in a grassy sea—
stripped windmill

 
 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Santa Rosa Plateau, Murrieta, California
 
More The Height of Haiku Challenge, Day 3 with the theme “Windmill” here
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
 
More Monday Poetry Train Revisited #135 here
 
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Skipping


 

Spontaneity—
clouds skipping down to heal me,
crowning me with joy!

 
© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Santa Rosa Plateau, Murrieta, California
 
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Poppy Maidens


 

The poppy maidens
dance through the grasses, flouncing
their yellow-gold skirts.

 
© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Santa Rosa Plateau, Murrieta, California
 
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