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How

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When droughts become severe, Arizona cottonwoods drop their leaves prematurely.
 


Dove of the desert,
how can a small dying leaf
hold your lively song?

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Wine

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Detail from a mosaic on a community wall, Ajo, Arizona
 


Hand and hand we walk
through this dry and thirsty land—
birdsong is our wine.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Silent

Plenty of seating is available at this outdoor cafe in Puebla, México.
 
 

On a spring-like day
two old men sit back to back
with nothing to say.

 
 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Uncrushed

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Once upon a time a brilliant crimson zinnia bloomed at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
 

After last night’s tryst,
 
one uncrushed flower still lies
 
in the zinnia bed.

 
 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Signs

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona provides signage for visitors.
 


Are you seeking signs
in the wilderness, pilgrim?
What if none appear?

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Journeys

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This weathered wagon wheel is part of an outdoor exhibit at Yuma Quartermaster Depot, Yuma, Arizona.


Sturdy wagon-folks
took months-long jolting journeys
following the wind.

Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

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Beyond

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Cattle Track Arts Compound, Scottsdale, Arizona contains some interesting buildings.
 


Beyond my courtyard
I sense the distant mountains
waiting for fresh snow.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Light Show

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On a winter morning the sun rises in Wellton, Arizona.
 


winter pilgrimage—
walking away from darkness
and into the light

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
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Old Story

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A stained glass window depicts the Nativity at Sacred Heart Church, Farmington, New Mexico.
 


On this New Year’s Day,
I recall an old story
of a baby’s birth.

 
 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hope

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Festive decorations on a Christmas tree in a Yuma County, Arizona church inspire hope.
 


Near the Christmas tree
one child hopes for an iPhone,
one for joy and peace.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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