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Peace

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Evening descends on mountains near Ajo, Arizona.
 


Crow on the mountain,
must you shatter evening’s peace
with your wagging tongue?

  
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Rocket Ship

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Mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 


My rocket ship is blasting off—
Won’t you come with me?
We’ll sail a million miles or more
Through a starry sea,
 
Where deep within the Milky Way
Weird fish blink and gleam,
And fishers tell the strangest tales
As they wait and dream.

 
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Waiting

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Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, autumn 2016
 


deepening autumn—
grasses among gold aspens
await the first snow

 
Haiku © 2017 and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Deadly

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Detail from a mural, Prescott Public Library, Prescott, Arizona
 


Shadows cannot dull a deadly blade.

 
Photo and text © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Task

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Watching through my window as the Arizona sun rises in September
 


Little mourning dove,
singing up the sun each day—
this task falls to you.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Poring

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Fall foliage (2016) in Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Arizona
 


autumn memories—
poring over photographs
from a year ago
and wondering if the leaves
will turn vermilion again

 
Photo © 2016 and tanka © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Daybreak

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A gravel road at sunrise, Yuma County, Arizona
 


On a country road
a dove begins at daybreak
to sing a new song.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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No Respect for Borders

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Warning sign at a rest area on Interstate 8, Yuma County, Arizona
 


They’ve no respect for borders,
The birds and snakes and bees;
They slither and they flutter
Whichever way they please.
 
If humans dare to challenge
The courses creatures take,
They heed their inner compass,
Thus making no mistake.

 
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Respect

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


I have respect (the gardener says)
For beans and flowers and trees.
In wonder I kneel before living things—
I’ve nearly worn out my knees.
 
Even for weeds I have great respect.
(A weed’s a plant out of place).
You have to admire their tenacity—
They’re older than all our race.
 
But most of all, it’s stones I esteem;
They’re stalwart and brave and true,
Imparting their wisdom to those who care—
I’m one of those people, are you?

 
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Discarded

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Discarded chair, Yuma County, Arizona
 


How useful is an upside-down chair?

 
Two words linked with a hyphen count as one, of course!
 
Photo and text © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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