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Watching

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Snow will probably never fall on this Phoenix, Arizona yard.
 


Watching for winter—
how great my disappointment
when I see no snow!

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Authenticity

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Colorful aspen trees brighten a hillside in California’s Inyo National Forest.
 


Authenticity:
the aspens do not pretend
to be oaks or pines.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Whispering

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Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona.
 


Among the aspens
a whispering of voices—
I am not alone.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Promise

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Evening storm clouds may bring moisture to arid lands near Grants, New Mexico.
 


Autumn afternoon—
clouds drifting from the mountains
seem to promise rain.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Scars

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Trash scars the face of Mother Earth in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


Mother of us all,
can you ever forgive us
for our careless ways?

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Exploring Forgiveness”

Shadowy

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Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California.
 


Autumn afternoon—
I take the shadowy path
without companions.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Stones

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A decorative planter is offered for sale at a New Mexico gift shop.
 


Some little red stones
looking good enough to eat
top the blue glazed pot.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “The Food We Eat”

Grapefruit

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A grapefruit ripens slowly at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


Autumn’s first letdown:
the fruit I craved for breakfast
hasn’t ripened yet.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “The Food We Eat”

The Shopper

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A shopper returns home after an early-morning visit to the mercado in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
 


From the marketplace
she carries in her basket
daily bread—and light!

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Song

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Sunrise in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


The song of a dove
slips through some tangled branches
toward the rising sun.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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