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Four Weird Haiku for Winter


1.
trees and animals
broken by bitter weather
cracked by singing wind
 
2.
I passed an old house
the color of swollen hands,
hands made raw by frost.
 
3.
Deepening winter—
I take stock of the pantry,
hoping there’s enough.
 
4.
Crow with no feathers,
I wept to hear you shrieking:
“Snow ahead, turn back!”

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Four Strange Haiku for the New Year


1.
My chainsaw rips deep
into the heart of the pine—
who knew wood could scream?
 
2.
Come, O mountain wind!
Carry me far, far away
from this season’s smoke!
 
3.
Together we walk,
little sister fox and I,
through a land of dust.
 
4.
Crow with no feathers,
your voice rasps out a warning:
“Storm ahead, turn back!”

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Starlight

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A star brightens a Christmas tree in a Yuma County, Arizona church.
 


hoping for starlight
to keep my feet from straying
on the dark way home

 
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Altar

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Vicky Medina created this altar for the Dia de los Muertos celebration at Riverside (Calif.) Art Museum.
 


To honor the dead
we build a little altar—
autumn slips away.

 
 
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Ritual

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Morning light washes over a hillside home in Zacatecas, Mexico.

 


Behind white curtains
we share tea and oranges—
autumn ritual.

 
 
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Corn

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Multicolored corn can be seen at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Ganado, Arizona.
 


There will be bread, child,
for the fields are full of corn,
plump and ripe and sweet.

 
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Pilgrimage

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Beyond the courtyard of this house in Wellton, Arizona lies impenetrable darkness.
 


Autumn pilgrimage—
on the pitch-black path my feet
keep going astray.

 
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Leaves

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Many desert dwellers visit Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Arizona to satisfy their longing for autumn color.
 


First week of autumn—
some leaves beside a streambed
forsake green for red.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Joyful Path

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Tibetan prayer flags flutter near a labyrinth at a church in Phoenix, Arizona.
 


A circular path
where prayer flags and birdsong meet—
my joy is complete.


Photo and haiku © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Contentment

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A labyrinth in Phoenix, Arizona attracts many truth seekers.
 


Summer’s waning days—
in walking a well-worn path,
I find contentment.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
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