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Hints

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


autumn afternoon—
far beyond the barren dunes
hints of harvest songs

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hints

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


over barren dunes
hints of a distant harvest
and the reapers’ songs

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Harvest

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Adobe with blue door, northern New Mexico
 


wintry shadows dance
on the ripe adobe walls—
harvest safe within

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Another Whirl with Solomon

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Each tiny poem begins with a line from Chapter 2 of “Song of Solomon,” taken from the King James Bible.
 
 


 
~~ 1 ~~
 
the singing of birds
gathering worms for their chicks
in the hidden nests
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
the rain is over
for seven years and a day—
empty husks rattle
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
upon the mountains
a rich harvest of pollen
from the cedar trees
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
voice of the turtle
bent and broken with sorrow
as it plods along
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
the little foxes
able to fend for themselves
but choosing not to
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
the winter is past—
a breeze rising from the south
coaxes seeds to sprout
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
shadows flee away
leaving darkness in their wake
on the barren plain
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
among the lilies
scattered patches of hoarfrost—
summer comes too soon
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
among the lilies
the skin of an animal
taken by surprise
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
the secret places—
how alluring their splendor
to famished spirits
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
the banqueting house
where secular debates rage
over cups of wine
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
lily among thorns—
to all who gaze upon it,
enchanting its ways

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Three Wisps

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carcass of the oak
the dove seems to be calling
its name night and day
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
slash of a sickle
laying low the barley stalks
this harvest morning
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
frost on the ivy
a geek in his cubicle
turns to his touch screen

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
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Boundless

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Ceramic tile chile (official New Mexico spelling!), Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona
 


boundless harvest—
baskets brim with chiles
flames devour tongues

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Harvest

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Lost feather, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 
morning shimmer
dew frosting on furze
a single leaf falls*


remnant of a hawk harvest
litters the wilderness path

*Haiku by Björn Rudberg
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Inspiration

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Vineyard, Temecula Valley Wine Country, Southern California
 


So full are the vines,
ten thousand workers cannot
gather the harvest.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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