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Breath

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Shadows lengthen at day’s end, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Wilderness evening—
the dying breath of a dove
settles in the dust.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Stain

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Autumn sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


The mourning dove’s breath,
tumbling from a hidden roost,
stains the eastern sky.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Nap

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Autumn color, Northern Arizona
 

an afternoon nap—
the shape of the old dog’s breath
among autumn leaves

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Twilight

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Organ pipe cactus (Stenocereus thurberi) blossom, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Not a breath of wind
ruffles the cactus blossom
at the twilight hour.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Despair

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Morning twilight, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


not a breath of wind
to hasten the sun’s rising—
teacup leaks despair

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Breath

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Palo verde trees, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


A mourning dove’s breath
entangled in the shadows
calls for winter rain.

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

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Gnarled ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Winter afternoon—
a mourning dove leaves its breath
tangled in a tree.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Anvil

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The smithy, Cattle Track Arts Compound, Scottsdale, Arizona
 


seven ways of frost—
not even the blacksmith’s breath
warms the anvil’s horn

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Imprint

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Climbing the pyramid at La Cañada de la Virgen, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


each step of the way
bearing the fragile imprint
of the pilgrim’s breath

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

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~~ 1 ~~
 
summer’s first new moon
keeping her awake for hours
in a bed of stars
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
first night of the year
her modest white kimono
falling to the floor—
in a separate chamber
soft notes from a bamboo flute
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
little hanging lamps
connected to the plum trees
with frayed bungee cords—
asleep beneath the blossoms
a beggar takes his last breath
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
drought-stricken pasture
a signal to the horses
that smoke will follow—
even now you can hear them
bickering amongst themselves

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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