Category Archives: sunset

Song

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Late winter sunset, Yuma County, Arizona
 


Wilderness evening—
a dove returns to her nest,
cooing one last song.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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A Voice in the Night

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Winter sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


She lifted her voice against the sun,
Cursing because the daylight was done.
 
The coming of night would make her feel blue,
For none of her dreams would ever come true.
 
She pillowed her head and turned off the light,
Preparing to face the terrors of night,
 
But then came a voice, a voice not her own,
Whispering things from the past she had known:
 
You are the daughter of wisdom and light,
The child of mercy and goodness and right.

 
Be not afraid of the terrors ahead.
Lie down and sleep, child, for safe is your bed.

 
Over her heart washed a wave of relief,
The voice in the night assuaging her grief.

 
Poem and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Lullaby

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December sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Days before Christmas
a dove sings a lullaby
to the setting sun.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Playing her part

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Sunset, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


She quiets her mind and opens her arms,
Embracing the ocean and stars;
Even the planets draw near as she breathes
And blesses both Venus and Mars.
 
Yoga sustains her day in and day out,
A peace settles over her soul;
She’s playing her part, although it is small,
Her part in the glorious whole.

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Chilling

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Saguaro cactus on the outskirts of Ajo, Arizona
  


A cactus alone on a hill,
When winter came, took a great chill;
It sneezed and it snoozed,
It freezed and it froozed,
That cactus alone on a hill.

 
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A lone saguaro
pierces the clouds at sundown
with its deadly spines.

  
Limerick, haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Bell

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Day’s end, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

At the sunset bell,
not another word from you,
trembling little dove!

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Way

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Day’s end, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


midsummer moments—
taking the winding way home
just before nightfall

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Cooing

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Sunset on a golf course, Southern Arizona
 


sundown at the pond—
a hundred hidden pigeons
cooing for the light

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Meeting

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November sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

November sundown—
a hunter and the hunted
meeting in mid-flight

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Cry

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November sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

November sundown—
the cry of a great horned owl
preparing to hunt

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher