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Books

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A boulder surrounded by birdsong in a remote location, Apache County, Arizona
 


Some books I found in passing
Contained disturbing words:
The end is near, they seemed to say,
Pay heed to stones and birds;
 
For in this warming climate,
Where things are changing fast,
Not even stones and blackbirds
Have stamina to last.

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Books”
 

Choosing

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Footprint in a sandy wash, Apache County, Arizona
 


choosing a new path
before the wind can erase
yesterday’s footprints

 
 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Choose”
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Path”

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
 
 
More Blue Monday
  
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Trick”

Many

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Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


Way too many shadows to count…

 
 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Storm

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Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


summer storm brewing—
a tumbleweed skeleton
quivers in the wind

 
 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday

Unyielding

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Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


summer’s first windstorm
shatters unyielding cedars
erasing their names
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
its resilience gone
an old tree snaps in the wind—
summer afternoon

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Resilience”

Freighted

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Pine tree, Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


from a wounded pine
two golden rivers flowing
freighted with despair

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #304
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Despair”

Breach

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Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


walking the fence line
with clouds my sole companions—
a breach in the sky

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Search

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Sunrise, Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


along the fence line
searching for something I lost
forty years ago

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Ways

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Arroyo, Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


seven ways of weird
one leading me through shadows
in the arroyo

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Weird”