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Refuge

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A stand of palo verde trees, Maricopa County, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


on a sizzling day
taking refuge from the sun
underneath a tree
 
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Are trees better companions than humans?

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Companion

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


a distant mountain
the resting place for raven
my sole companion

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Companion

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Little bird at daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


at dawn
I wash my feet with dew
the longest day


with only one small bird
as my companion

 
*Opening gambit by Yozakura (1640-1716)
 
Final two lines and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Trio

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Faithful companion,
come, let us weed the garden—
the nights grow colder.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Isolate the words
that pierce, provoke and anger—
let them starve to death.
 
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Scrutinize each line
of Pound or Poe or Whitman
for hidden treasures.

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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