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Rail

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Abandoned railroad tracks, Ajo, Arizona
  


Winter afternoon—
a dove lays down her last song
on a rusting rail.

  
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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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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Thistle

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Thistle in bloom, Watson Lake, Prescott, Arizona
  

autumn afternoon—
even the blooming thistle
will soon fade away

  
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Autumn

Indigo bush
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


autumn afternoon—
only a hint of color
in the wilderness

 
Text © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Tricks

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Wild asters, Apache County, Arizona
 


autumn afternoon—
the tricks my eyes play on me
in the aster field

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Song

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A fallen aspen tree, Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest, Arizona
 

autumn afternoon—
even the shattered aspen
releases a song

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Cooling

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Autumn starts to show some color, even as a storm is brewing, Coconino County, Arizona
 

autumn afternoon—
the cooling conversation
between earth and sky

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Nap

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Autumn color, Northern Arizona
 

an afternoon nap—
the shape of the old dog’s breath
among autumn leaves

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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