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Blooms

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View of Zacatecas, México from Cerro de la Bufa
 


blooms of bright crimson
high above the city streets—
hummingbird heaven

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

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Autumn leaves, Northern Arizona
 


freshening the graves
blanketed by crimson leaves—
last chore of autumn

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Bouquet

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A tile mosaic in the courtyard at Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, California
 


in a crimson vase
a bouquet of wildflowers
still holding their leaves

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Whimsies

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~~ 1 ~~
 
waking one more time
to the familiar nightmare—
seven years of drought
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
her whole life askew
all her dreams in disarray—
end of their affair
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
a steady right hand—
the helmsman at the tiller
guiding the ship home
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
In the fairy tale
about the furry creature,
not one hair is lost.
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
learning the dark side
as three unhappy sisters
trade sinister tales
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
sanguinary song
upon withdrawing his sword
from his vanquished foe
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
the pull of the moon
tugging the sea from the shore
closer to the stars
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
weary white flowers
drooping over the gilt edge
of the purple vase
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
behind the guesthouse
a path leading to nowhere
in particular
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
these fleeting moments
in which to scribble haiku—
unexpected gift
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
locked forever
in the cage of her longing
for things out of reach
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
in apple harvest
agile pickers in the trees
plucking crimson fruit

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Consuming

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Gazania in bloom, Southern California
 


fierce the crimson flame
consuming every petal—
caterpillars flee

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Leading

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Ocotillo blossoms, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


on a level path
ten thousand crimson blossoms
leading to the hills

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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