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Afternoon

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A nearly cloudless blue sky welcomes visitors to the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


winter afternoon—
instead of snow, some shadows
and a lonesome dove

 
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Rainfall

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Winter rains leave patches of green in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


a little rainfall
and the wilderness turns green—
winter afternoon

 
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Shadows

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Nighttime shadows surround a house in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


On a wintry night
in southern Arizona
shadows multiply.

 
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New Coat

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A snowy forest in northern New Mexico.
 


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

 
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Windmill

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A windmill stands still on a windless December day at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden , Yuma, Arizona.
 


Blades of the windmill—
how many times will they turn
before I reach home?

 
 
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Three Haiku for Winter

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Palo verde tree on a wintry afternoon, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


Winter afternoon—
a nearly empty sky fills
with sudden birdsong.
 
 
first winter shower—
milkweed fluff from shattered pods
flying everywhere
 
 
Our ancestors knew
how to use needle and thread
to patch a torn sky.

 
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Weight

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A gravesite memorial seems ready to fall at Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona.
 


among the tombstones
one leaning memorial—
the weight of winter

 
 
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Prayer House

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Old adobe building, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve, Riverside County, California.
 


little house of prayer
in the shadows of the oak—
come, O Spirit, come

 
 
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Wind

Wilderness way
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


In the wilderness
wind keeps erasing the path
I plan to follow.

 
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Conversations

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Sunrise at a motel in Mojave, California.


Morning by morning
the wrens and roses converse
in an unknown tongue.

 
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