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Coat

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A snowy forest in northern New Mexico
 


first days of the year—
even the old pine forest
puts on a new coat

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Coat

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A snowy forest in northern New Mexico
 


evergreen forest
showing off its new year’s coat
fresh and clean and white

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Trio

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liberated leaves
falling to the forest floor—
first frost of autumn
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
muddy from the storm—
sacred threads and marigolds
in the temple court
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
deep in the forest
vicious creatures slavering
for a taste of blood

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Forest

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Forested portion of Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico
 


is it a forest
or some troubling enigma—
my Zen teacher’s back

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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How Many Badgers

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How many badgers are wise enough to thrive on city streets?
Can things that hum and swarm in the forest live without tasting blood?
Are there passions storming the heart’s dark corners that no one dares mention?
It is enough, child, to believe in the magic of unicorns.
It is enough, old man, to walk through the desert at night, singing to the stars.
 
 
How will the bat that hangs in the belfry elude the tolling bell?
How will the creature with no legs jump to safety when the owl drops from the sky?
How can Jesus calm the surging sea with words when he has no tongue?
It is enough, child, while I am with you, to keep hunting the elusive unicorn.
It is enough, old man, to sing every night to the stars.

 

© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Raven

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


Beyond the forest
a raven on the mountain
blinks, and boulders crack.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Footpath

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Southern California
 


Lost in the forest—
even the well-worn footpath
will not lead me home.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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