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Afternoon

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Brilliant winter day, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


A few passing clouds
muffle a hawk’s piercing scream—
winter afternoon.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Screech

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Winter afternoon shadows, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


lengthening shadows—
the screech of a hungry hawk
sends mice skittering

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Beyond

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A deep depression near The Citadel, Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


hawk trolling for mice
stone on the distant mountain—
both beyond my reach

 
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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Chevalier

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hawk in the bent oak
surveying his dominion—
fearsome chevalier

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku Heights: “Chivalry”