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Breath

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Shadows lengthen at day’s end, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Wilderness evening—
the dying breath of a dove
settles in the dust.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Lodging

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
  


on a lonely path
ten thousand pilgrim footprints
lodging in the dust

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday

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Lost footwear in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Someone lost a flipflop,
left it in the dust;
now she wanders barefoot
as she knew she must!

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 

Teacher

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A tuft of feathers, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


Planets lose their way,
birds and flowers turn to dust—
the old teacher weeps.

 
Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Seven

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Discarded talc can, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


More than seven years of rust
As you lie there in the dust—
Talcum can, your former praise
Surely has seen better days!

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Ash

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Fading ocotillo blossoms, April 2016, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


On a lizard’s tongue
the fading scarlet blossoms
turn to dust and ash.

 
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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Sweeping

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in the house of light
women sweeping up the dust
into golden heaps

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Stone

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Stone of remembrance atop a headstone, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


after the dust storm
placing a painted blue stone
on her loved one’s grave

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Coming Up for Air

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~~ 1 ~~
 
on my homeward way—
sunset pulsing vermilion
atop the mountains
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
A talkative guest—
powerless to quiet her,
I gulp my brandy.
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
graveyard at twilight
children rolling in the grass
near grandma’s headstone
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
up and down the field
a farmer and her husband
sowing dust from stars
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
into a furrow
dropping corn seeds at daybreak—
glint in the crow’s eye
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
toad in the bean row—
the way it moves at twilight
toward a hapless fly
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
a forgotten name
surfacing like a turtle
coming up for air
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
on a moonless night
burrowing into her box
the homeless woman
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
white eagle feather
floating earthward from a nest
hung where cliff meets sky
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
for the mongrel dog
a rub behind both his ears
then a tummy pat
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
timeless afternoon
hitchhiker by the highway
waiting for a ride
 

 
Poems © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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