Category Archives: Sky Watch Friday

Fading

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Fading bougainvillea blossoms on a trash heap, Wellton, Arizona
 


What is there to celebrate
When the brilliant blossoms fade?
Who rejoices at such loss?
Are not tender souls dismayed?
 
And yet in fading flowers
We see clearly what we are:
Blooms that shrivel at day’s end,
Leaving nothing near or far.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Snowman

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A graveside decoration, Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


The time of celebration
Is quickly drawing near.
The snowman in the graveyard
Announces joy and cheer.
 
To every heart that’s grieving,
To every weeping eye,
The snowman in the graveyard
Brings good news bye and bye.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Song

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A weathered statue of the Virgin Mary, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


Just before Christmas
a blackbird in the graveyard
sings a brand-new song.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Bittersweet

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Mourning dove, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


Deepening autumn—
the grey dove’s bittersweet song
settles on a stone.

 
Haiku © 2017 and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Solitude

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona

 


After Thanksgiving
the garden of solitude
nourishes my soul.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Haiku My Heart: Chances

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona

 


What are the chances
that any stone on the path
will rise up and sing?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Full Moon

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November full moon at daybreak, setting over Wellton, Arizona
 


meteor showers
blotted out by the full moon—
deepening autumn

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Haiku My Heart: Blaze

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A car’s side mirror reflects autumn colors, Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California
 


forward or backward
a blaze lights up the mountain—
autumn afternoon

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hue

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Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California
 


The mountain’s silence
ripens to a golden hue—
autumn afternoon.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Path

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Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California
 


autumn afternoon—
taking the shadowy path
but no companion

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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