Category Archives: sunrise

The Yogi

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


A yogi once lived by himself near a tree,
Waiting and watching with wonder;
His mission in life was solely to see
How rain came from lightning and thunder.
 
Alas for the yogi, he didn’t attain
The dream he had so long pursued.
And so, he massaged his poor muddled brain,
And proceeded to meditate nude.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Notes

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A new day begins, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


long before daybreak
I listened for the dove’s song—
now the first faint notes

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Coaxing

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Spring sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


A mourning dove coos
in a palo verde tree,
coaxing up the sun.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Photograph

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


In the photograph
one dark tree tries to withstand
a winter sunrise.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Spilling

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January sunrise, Yuma County, Arizona
 


Tenth day of the year—
the door of heaven opens,
spilling out fresh light.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Thanksgiving Day

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Autumn sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


A colorful Thanksgiving to all!

 
Photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hiding

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Sunrise making the Milky Way invisible, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


A brown paper bag,
clutched in a little girl’s hand,
hides the Milky Way.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Stain

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Autumn sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


The mourning dove’s breath,
tumbling from a hidden roost,
stains the eastern sky.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Threat

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Another sizzling day begins, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

first day of autumn—
an equatorial threat
knifing through the trees

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Rustling

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


just before sunrise
a rustling in the branches—
white dove lifts one wing

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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