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Endless

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Southern California
 


endless months of drought
the fortitude of pine trees
blackbird’s plaintive song

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

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


twenty months of drought
the fortitude of pine trees
blackbird’s plaintive song
 
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shimmering heat waves
rising in the wilderness—
spirits cry as gulls
 
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just before sundown
scanning the sky for rainclouds—
even foxes pant

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Waves, Seagulls, Sundown”

Stripped

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Gnarled ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


weathered desert tree
stripped of all its ornaments
till the next blooming
 
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Surviving the desert’s vicissitudes takes fortitude.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Burning Ornaments”

Fortitude

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Southern California
 


twenty months of drought
the fortitude of pine trees
blackbird’s plaintive song

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Fortitude”

Dismaying

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Dandelion, Northern Arizona
 


dismaying
the dandelion’s
fortitude

 

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Dandelion”
 
More Haiku Heights: “Fortitude”