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Fly

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Mountains dominate portions of the Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona.
 


What if the mountain
were to fly south without you,
blackbird on the wing?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Sunrise

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August sunrise in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


Is this the sunrise
for which I have been waiting?
Blackbird, find your voice!

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Mist

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


Mist on the mountain—
a blackbird seeking its nest
starts to go astray.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Reverence

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Hearing a blackbird
call from the distant mountain,
I fall to my knees.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Reasons

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Viewing the aftermath of a rainstorm from the deck of an Airbnb accommodation in La Grande, Oregon
 


ten thousand reasons
after the storm runs its course
for blackbird to sing

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Airplane

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My grandson’s battered airplane no longer flies.

 

My 9-year-old grandson came home from school and said to his mother:
 
“I got this airplane from the treasure box today. It’s the first time all year that I had enough tickets to get anything. I spent some on lunch with a friend. It’s the first time I got to do that too. So I spent all I had left on this neat airplane that did loops.
 
“Then at dismissal, a 5th grader grabbed it from me and pretended like he was going to fly it, but he scraped it against the wall and bent the wings, so it doesn’t work anymore. He was a Purple Folder kid, so I know he has anger issues.
 
“Maybe I can earn some more tickets….”

 


A grounded blackbird
looks longingly at the sky—
three clouds bear witness.

 
Haibun © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Perhaps

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Rugged mountains near Ajo, Arizona
 


Perhaps a blackbird
will swoop down from the mountain,
perhaps the full moon.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Heard

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Evening descends on the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


What word have you heard,
blackbird on the twisted branch,
of evening’s coming?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Word

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Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California
 


Do you know the word
to bring back autumn’s glory,
blackbird in the pine?

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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First

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Indigo bush on a winter afternoon, Yuma County, Arizona
 


Full moon or blackbird—
which will be the first to come
and chasten winter?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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