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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.

 
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Change

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Clouds over the University of Arizona campus at the recent Tucson Festival of Books
 


watching clouds change shape—
first a witch, then a dragon,
then a gleaming sword

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Afternoon

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Brilliant winter day, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


A few passing clouds
muffle a hawk’s piercing scream—
winter afternoon.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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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.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Threads

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


On a chilly day
a crow threads its raucous song
in and out the clouds.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Changes

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Winter afternoon—
one dove falling from the clouds
changes everything.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Watching

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Clouds on a winter afternoon, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


watching the clouds change—
first a dragon, then a witch,
then a gleaming sword

 
Photo and haiku © 2017 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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Blessings

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August evening, Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona
 


tantalizing clouds—
chances are fifty-fifty
for blessings of rain

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Tantalizing

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Summer monsoon season, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


tantalizing clouds—
chances are fifty-fifty
that some rain will fall

 
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