Category Archives: Southern Arizona

Tranquil

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Autumn afternoon, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Tranquil afternoon—
a lizard’s flickering tongue
shatters the silence.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Silence

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Fence post, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Afternoon silence
settles into a knothole
on a weathered post.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blaze

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Autumn sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


After the new moon
a blaze in the eastern sky
startles a white dove.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Cover

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


October morning—
a wounded bird takes cover
in a tangled tree.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Shriek

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Autumn sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


With a shriek of fright
a dove rises from her nest
and flees toward the sun.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Blue Monday: Crushed Can

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A discarded beverage can, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


 
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Peek

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The gnarled branches of an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Peek through a portal, and marvel.

 
Photo and text © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Bearable

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


three notes from a dove
making the desolate way
bearable again

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Enough

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A late-summer sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Raucous crow, enough!
Disturb the peace no longer,
screeching at your mate!

  
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Bones

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“Bones” of a long-dead saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Desiccated bones—
noisy crow on the mountain,
let them rest in peace!

 
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Peace”