A palm tree near the duck pond, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
filled with songbirds,
bow low to the earth.
the carcass of a fox.
dazzled by his tomatoes,
flows in and out
of the here and now,
The end is near,
and all the players know it.
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Winter sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
the farmer’s children—
putting their faith in his hands,
the hands that plant dreams
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Rusting gate on an abandoned irrigation ditch, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
disturbed by dreams of water
no longer flowing
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Melon blossom, Southern California
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
Irrigation canal at sunset, Southern Arizona
melting into the sea
the full moon
leaves a candle bright
inland a weary farmer
stumbles along the canal
*Opening gambit © by Jane Reichhold
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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