Category Archives: Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Path

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


staying on the path—
even blackbird knows which way
the wind is blowing

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fragrance

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Cattle Track Arts Compound, Scottsdale, Arizona
 


from one small kitchen
hidden among the shadows
the fragrance of soup

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Slipper

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Abandoned footwear, Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


Cinderella slipped out of her slippers.

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sand dune mystery—
someone loses one slipper
but not the other

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Reprieve

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Palo verde tree bathed in morning light and shadows, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


some unseen creature
scurrying through the shadows—
brief reprieve from death

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Mountaintop

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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom, April 2015, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Mountaintop afire—
can no one quench the burning
of the holy flame?

 
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When mountains burn, panicked creatures flee.

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Beach

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, Mexico


Yosa Buson’s haiku about a broom and a beach inspires me to write a new haiku:

 

The short night—
a broom thrown away
on the beach.

 
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a tree for her broom
old woman sweeping the beach
just before nightfall

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 

Imagine a broom tidying the beach.

 
Haiku in bold © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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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

 
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Imagine snow nestling among the needles.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Sunflowers

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Sculpted metal sunflowers, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


stretching out my hand
to caress a sunflower
before the first frost

 
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sunflowers pointing the way to autumn

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Hint

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Blue metal flower climbing a windmill, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


blossoms turning blue
with the old shaman’s chanting—
first hint of autumn

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Lamp

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View of the Cathedral, Zacatecas, México
 


the jade-seller’s lamp
still burning long past midnight
blotting out the moon
 
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Always somewhere a lamp is burning.

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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