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Note

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The summer afternoon sky framed by the branches of a dead brittlebush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Summer afternoon—
a dove on a barren branch
repeats the same note.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Barren

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


these barren branches—
even the dove fat with song
refuses to sing

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Glimpse

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Through the leafless branches of an old ironwood tree, the Sonoran Desert sky in southern Arizona glows deep blue.
 


winter afternoon—
a glimpse through twisted branches
of the barren path

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Sky

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Through the leafless branches of an Indigo Bush, the Sonoran Desert sky in southern Arizona shows traces of deep blue.
 


first week of the year—
a glimpse through barren branches
of a fertile sky

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Songs

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Another blazing sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  

In a barren tree
a mourning dove sings new songs
to the rising sun.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Ploughman

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Santa Fe National Cemetery, New Mexico
 


in a barren field
row upon row of headstones—
the ploughman ploughs deep

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hints

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


autumn afternoon—
far beyond the barren dunes
hints of harvest songs

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Piñon

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San Juan County, New Mexico
 


in my friend’s backyard
a stark and barren piñon
clawing at the clouds

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Barren

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Part of a floral decoration blown from a small cemetery, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


In a barren land
not even red silk flowers
signify good luck.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Hints

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


over barren dunes
hints of a distant harvest
and the reapers’ songs

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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