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Indigo bush on a winter afternoon, Yuma County, Arizona
 


Full moon or blackbird—
which will be the first to come
and chasten winter?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Moon”

Full Moon

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November full moon at daybreak, setting over Wellton, Arizona
 


meteor showers
blotted out by the full moon—
deepening autumn

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Meteor Showers”

Twilight

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Distant mountain range at day’s end, Maricopa County, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Wilderness twilight—
who will lock the clouds in place
to shroud the full moon?

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Lock”
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Way

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November afternoon shadows eclipsing a wash, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

still enough daylight
to make my way through the wash
toward autumn’s full moon

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Hidden

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Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Larry Frank Collection at the New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe
 


hidden under skirts
the ripe full moon awaiting
raven’s raspy voice
 
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summer’s first full moon
obedient in blooming
in a field of stars
 
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from her vantage point
a somber maiden weighing
summer’s first full moon

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Full Moon”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Obedient, Raspy, Somber”

Hidden

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Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Larry Frank Collection at the New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe
 


Hidden on her tongue
the oak full moon is waiting
for its chance to bloom.
 
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Under Mary’s tongue
the full oak moon is waiting
for its chance to bloom

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “The Oak Moon”
 
More Haiku My Heart & Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon: Day 5

Squeezed

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Castoff wire, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


The full moon squeezes
behind a strip of thin wire,
waiting to pop out.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Full Moon”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Photographer

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Photographer and subject near Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


The photographer
pleads with her subject to smile
before the moon wanes.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Photographing”

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”

Sighs

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Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


three sighs to sundown
and the full pink moon’s blooming
cemetery blues

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Moon”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon