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Birth

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


birth of a new day—
tiny celebration songs
in each twig and leaf

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

Mysteries

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Palo verde trees, planted to enhance a landscape, Southern Arizona
 


Shadowy mysteries emerge at day’s end.

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Cradling

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Sunrise, seen through the branches of an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


wasteland citizen—
gnarled and twisted ironwood
cradling day’s first light

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Citizen(ship)”

Refuge

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Old adobe building, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve, Riverside County, California
 


her house of refuge
in the shadows of the oak—
seven prayers a day

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Whirling

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Windmill, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


on a cloudless day
watching the endless whirling
of the windmill blades

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Seeking

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Mountains at midwinter dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


By the day’s first light,
blackbird flees to the mountain,
seeking his own face.

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

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”

Hillock

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


On a bright blue day,
the hillock rimmed with palm trees
hides a snake or two.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Remembering

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Globe Mallow, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


November’s last day—
remembering blossoms past
and one hour of rain

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Madness

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Cherry blossoms, Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens, Seattle
 


on a sparkling day
reveling in the madness
of cherry blossoms

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Blossom Viewing”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon