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Painted Sky

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Detail from a mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
  


In the painted sky
three notes from coyote’s mouth
linger until dawn.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Rustling

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


just before sunrise
a rustling in the branches—
white dove lifts one wing

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hole

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April dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


looking for a way
to save the first morning light—
hole in my pocket

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Mountains

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A mountain range at dawn, Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona
 


a new day breaking
over the distant mountains—
one crow tells the tale

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Mountain”

Curtains

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Dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

opening curtains
to welcome the morning light—
a desert housewife

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Rising

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Summer dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Where do they come from,
these poems at break of day
as wild mists rising?

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “The Joy of Poetry”

Lost

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A callejon (alleyway) in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Richard Wright’s haiku about being in a strange town is a familiar experience, and inspires me to write a new haiku:

 

I have lost my way
In a strange town at night—
A sky of old cold stars.

 
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A strange town at dawn—
if I take these cobbled steps,
will I find my way?

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Herons

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Herons at El Charco del Ingenio conservation area, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


how long the white necks
of herons fishing at dawn
at the river’s edge

 
 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Mists

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Summer dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Where do they come from,
as ghosts at the break of day,
these wild mists rising?

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Dawn

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Southern Arizona
 


In the nascent light
shadows form on bark and twig—
spirits of the dawn.
 
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in the land of subtle shadows

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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