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Ruined

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Pyramid at La Cañada de la Virgen, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
 


In ruined cities
the dragonflies still whisper
in an unknown tongue.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Journey

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


a three-day journey
with my crooked walking stick—
the distant mountains

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Curse

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A few scattered clouds at daybreak, Riverside County, California
 


Crow from the mountain,
have you nothing else to do
but curse at the clouds?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Where

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Pacific Ocean yards away from the U.S.-Mexico Border, Border Field State Park, Southern California
 


Where are the children?
Why does the sea seem to weep
this summer morning?

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Imagine

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A pathway in suburban Riverside County, California.
 


A path of mere human invention
May somehow defy all convention.
Imagine the creechas,
Mice, spydas, and leeches,
That follow the path with intention!

 
Limerick and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: River Gorge

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Evening shadows settle into a river gorge, Palouse Falls State Park, Washington.
 
Photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Sunflower Blossoms

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Sunflowers bloom at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Sunflower blossoms remind me of you
And how you would smile while tying your shoe
To ready yourself for journeys afar;
I keep these memories stored in a jar
 
Along with a pebble and a small bone,
And feathers I found while walking alone
That summer day at the edge of the lake,
Knowing your journey had been a mistake;
 
For somewhere afar, you vanished from sight,
Your footprints erased by wind in the night;
No one could find you, though they looked for days—
You’d gone just like sunlight burns away haze.
 
Many years later, the riddle goes on:
How did you vanish like darkness at dawn?
I have no answer, but this much is true:
Sunflower blossoms remind me of you.

 
Poem and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Reasons

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Viewing the aftermath of a rainstorm from the deck of an Airbnb accommodation in La Grande, Oregon
 


ten thousand reasons
after the storm runs its course
for blackbird to sing

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Silence

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A bright, clear day in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


in a barren place
one lizard’s flickering tongue
disturbs the silence

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue’s Truth

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A bright blue sky accentuates an agave in bloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Nothing’s truer than the blue of a desert sky,
Though I have to say to you I’m not certain why.
 
Blue’s truth is firmly rooted where no eye can see,
In a place beyond the sky called eternity.

 
Poem and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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