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Dusk

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An autumn day ends in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Dusk descends on the desert.

 
Photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Haiku My Heart

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Sunset over a pond at a golf resort, Yuma County, Arizona
  

onto the fairway
evensong spills from a pond—
golf resort at dusk

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
Lovers of small words and small poems usually gather each Friday with Rebecca at Recuerda Mi Corazon to share their haiku. However, because Rebecca is in San Miguel de Allende, we will gather here today. Welcome!
 
 

Stumbling

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Fence at dusk, Temecula, California
 


stumbling home at dusk—
perhaps along the fence line
a sunflower blooms

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Kimono

Saltcedar at dusk
Salt cedar at dusk, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


her old kimono
tattered by a thousand winds
still glowing at dusk

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Letter

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Underneath an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

an endless letter
written from daylight to dusk
in shadowy ink

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Keening

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Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


three sighs to sundown
and the full pink moon’s blooming—
cemetery blues
the keening of doves at dusk
and on the cusp of morning

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Glow

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Palo verde trees in bloom as shadows lengthen, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, March 2015
 


“Let your colors out,”
the sky says to the desert,
“let your colors out.”
 
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Even at dusk the blossoms glow.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Failing

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Beginning of dusk, November, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


finale
the failing daylight
then nightfall
 
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fiery prelude
to dusk on distant mountains—
pilgrim presses on
 
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Sonoran Desert—
notorious for its light
rising and falling
 
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Singing toxic songs,
the lurking desert creatures
welcome one more dusk.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Muffled

Mystery
Dusk, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


deepening silence—
a struggle to hear voices
muffled by the earth

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Husks

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Graves in the potter’s field, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


potter’s field at dusk
weed husks rattle in the wind—
sound of passing spring

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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