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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.

 
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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?

 
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Perhaps

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Perhaps a blackbird
has enough strength in its wings
to bring back the clouds.

 
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Weapons and Three Blackbirds


For though we live in the world we are not carrying on a worldly war, for the weapons of our warfare are not worldly, but have divine power to destroy strongholds.

 
Second Corinthians 10:3-4, Revised Standard Version
 


who can understand
the subtle ways of blackbirds—
a red plum ripens
 
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for the long journey
one tattered blackbird feather
as a talisman
 
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at the break of day
filling an empty white cup
with the blackbird’s song

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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Watcher

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A tile depicting La Virgen de Guadalupe is affixed to a headstone. Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona.
 


Season by season
the watcher keeps on watching
and a blackbird sings.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Mary’s Song

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In a niche above a grave, La Virgen de Guadalupe watches and waits at Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona.
 


Just before Christmas
the mourning doves and blackbirds
join in Mary’s song.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Song

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A weathered statue of the Virgin Mary, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


Just before Christmas
a blackbird in the graveyard
sings a brand-new song.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Even

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


Even the blackbird
pauses at the graveyard fence
before moving on.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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