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Distant

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Peering through a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Winter afternoon—
so distant are the mountains
I cannot see them.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Poem

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


the distant mountains—
in my left hand a poem
to read on the way

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Mountains

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


the distant mountains—
perhaps an early spring rain
will settle the dust

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Distant

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


the distant mountains—
even with a walking stick
a three-days’ journey

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Distant

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Shattered and desiccated remains of a saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


tortured by the sun
things twisted and forgotten—
distant is the plum

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Mourning

Hints

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


over barren dunes
hints of a distant harvest
and the reapers’ songs

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Delusion

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An ironwood tree silhouetted at dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


rising from the dust
something from the distant past—
delusion at dawn

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Bathing

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Shattered and desiccated remains of a saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


bathing in sunlight
things twisted and forgotten—
distant is the plum

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Distant

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Desiccated remains of a saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


in untamed places
things twisted and forgotten—
distant is the plum

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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