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A new day begins, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


long before daybreak
I listened for the dove’s song—
now the first faint notes

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Drink

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November morning glory, Riverside County, California
 


on my daybreak walk
a drink of wayside color—
these morning glories

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Daybreak

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Daybreak with a saguaro, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


 
Photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Fade

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First light of day, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

Wilderness daybreak—
one day the photo will fade,
leaving me nothing.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Without

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Autumn sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


rising as balloons
a thousand clouds at daybreak—
autumn festival
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
one more day’s journey
without a destination—
I lay down my flute

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Daybreak

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Glass lamp shaped as a star, hanging from a courtyard tree at daybreak, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Chiyo-Ni’s haiku about lark song inspires me to write a new haiku:

 

Two or three
sing all night
larks

 
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one lark in the night
one star just before daybreak
singing with one tongue

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

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Mesquite blossoms at daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


If the mesquite tree
were to renounce its blossoms,
how would it bear fruit?

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Brushed

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Twilight, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


canvas of the sky
brushed with clouds and withered leaves—
the shape of twilight


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howling at daybreak
pack of restless coyotes
slouching toward the sun

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Branch

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Dove at daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


how the barren branch
hosts a hungry mourning dove
while God turns away

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Triumph

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“Birdwoman” by John M. Soderberg at dawn in Sedona, Arizona
 


summoning daybreak
Birdwoman scatters the stars—
her triumphal shout

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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