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Sunlight


The sunlight
now flooding the valley
after three weeks
of steady rain with no slits in the
clouds, no patches of light,
must be a sign.
 
With one hand
I grab my guitar,
with the other
I begin scribbling a tale
about the distant waterfall.
fed by the recent rains,
that keeps thundering into an abyss.
 
I could have drifted
into darkness,
been swallowed by deep waters,
if sunlight had not
come to the valley again.
 
This is my tale,
this is my song.
Sing with me.

 

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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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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