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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.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 

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

 
 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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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

 
 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Wind

Wilderness way
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


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

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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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.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Song

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Sunrise in Yuma County, Arizona.


Deepening autumn—
a lone dove greets the morning
with a plaintive song.

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Presence

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Daybreak in the Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona.
 


October morning—
an owl that no one can see
makes its presence known.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Haiku My Heart, Hosting for Rebecca: Healing

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A wounded cactus begins to heal in a Phoenix, Arizona backyard.
 


To all wounded things
blackbird sings a healing song—
new growth soon appears.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Balance

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Sunflower in an irrigated field, Southern Arizona
 


delicate balance—
halfway between earth and sky
a sunflower blooms

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Pathways

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Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


Ten thousand pathways
winding through the wilderness—
which one should I take?

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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