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Faith

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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
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Faith”

Hardscrabble

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Rusting gate on an abandoned irrigation ditch, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

hardscrabble farmer
disturbed by dreams of water
no longer flowing

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Counting

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Melon blossom, Southern California
 


the melon farmer
counting blossoms one by one
in this year of drought

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Growing Melons'”

Longing

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Kentucky farmer
longing to plant an orchard
in the wilderness

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Orchard”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Melting

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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
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge: “Into the Sea”

Mice

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Under chestnut leaves
field mice hide with pounding hearts
till the farmer’s gone.

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Chestnuts”