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No One

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Some of the first blossoms of 2017: sand verbena in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
  


No one’s looking back with longing
For the chilly winter day,
When no flowers graced the hillsides,
And the sky was only grey.
  
No one thinks with fond remembrance
Of the barren hills and slopes
Now that spring has come with blossoms
To renew our dreams and hopes.

  
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Breath

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Shadows lengthen at day’s end, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Wilderness evening—
the dying breath of a dove
settles in the dust.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Seedpods

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Ripe seedpods of datura (deadly nightshade), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Distant

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Peering through a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Winter afternoon—
so distant are the mountains
I cannot see them.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Abandoned

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A dying ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


After two doves flee,
the space between the branches
holds abandoned songs.

   
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
   
   
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Lodging

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
  


on a lonely path
ten thousand pilgrim footprints
lodging in the dust

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Faithful

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
  


Do fishes have faith?
Or how about palms?
Only the faithful
Live life without qualms.

  
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Song

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A winter day, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Winter afternoon—
a dove leaves its mournful song
on a frozen branch.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Changes

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Winter afternoon—
one dove falling from the clouds
changes everything.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Change

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A rusting tractor, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


a change in fortune—
tractor that once plowed the earth
now rusts in the sand

 
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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