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Five Haiku with Tea

Rainy afternoon—
a broken silk umbrella
lies in the gutter.
How placid the cat
curled seemingly forever
in the old man’s lap!
How satisfying
to drink clear, cool spring water
from a clean white cup!
In darkness the hills
hold lurid conversations
with the river stones.
Autumn advances—
the maple’s leaves turn crimson
without fuss or noise.


Haiku © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Fence and fierce sky
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

passing thunderstorm
scrubbing each strand of the fence
clean for New Year’s Day

Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shaded by Blossoms

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Shaded by blossoms,
a clean and refreshing way
opens before her.
~~ ~~ ~~
fleshy old woman
seeking the shade of blossoms
in the noonday heat
~~ ~~ ~~
Candent noonday sun—
no heat can pierce the blossoms
or their cooling shade.

© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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