Category Archives: Southern California

Tough Luck

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“Antepasados” by Maria Castro, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
 


I thought it would amuse you
To know that I am dead;
In life you never loved me,
You never shared my bed.
 
But now that I am wasted
And nothing but a bone,
You think that I’m to die for—
Tough luck! You’re all alone!

 
Poem © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hints

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


autumn afternoon—
far beyond the barren dunes
hints of harvest songs

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Shot

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


a quick cell-phone shot
before the sands shift again—
windstorm to the east

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Somewhere

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Autumn color, 2011, Oak Grove, San Diego County, California
 


A road to somewhere—
might it lead to paradise
and a feast of thanks?

 
Poem © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Leafless

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Remains of a dead Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Seeking a new home,
even the dove passes by
the leafless willow.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Wildcats

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


the distant mountains—
a prowling place for wildcats
stalking tender prey

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Pears

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Pears growing on a backyard tree, Southern California
 


While the pears fatten,
a blackbird lingers nearby,
hoping for a treat.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Cloudless

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Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Under cloudless skies,
chollas seem even brighter
than the noonday sun.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Absence”

Hidden

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


six hours till sundown
and every hidden creature
keeps its cunning way

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Point

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Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


getting the point from a master

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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