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A brittlebush blossom on a winter’s day, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


  
~~ 1 ~~
  
In a burlap sack
a piece of bread with butter
crumbles into dust.
  
~~ 2 ~~
  
For ferocity
she cannot be forgiven,
says the priest in grey.
  
~~ 3 ~~
  
Winter afternoon—
why have you gutted my soul
by deceiving me?
  
~~ 4 ~~
  
winter afternoon—
going home to feed the dog
from an empty bag
  
~~ 5 ~~
  
winter afternoon—
crumbs of holiness hidden
in a paper bag
  
~~ 6 ~~
  
Winter afternoon—
having grained the mare,
she lies down to nap.
 

 
Haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Spaces

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A red leaf among pine debris, Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, autumn 2016
 


On the forest floor
even hidden spaces hold
both darkness and light.

 
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Cover

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On the shore of Upper Lake Mary, Coconino National Forest, Arizona
 


autumn cloud cover—
ten thousand hidden creatures
cower in the woods

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Stain

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Autumn sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


The mourning dove’s breath,
tumbling from a hidden roost,
stains the eastern sky.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Fearing

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Palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

in the tree debris
a tiny hidden creature
fearing for its life

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hidden

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August afternoon clouds and shadows, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


sizzling afternoon—
hidden by thorn tree shadows
one small white dove sings

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hidden

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


six hours till sundown
and every hidden creature
keeps its cunning way

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Luring

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ironwood tree in bloom, April 2016, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in hidden places
conspiracies of blossoms
luring hungry bees

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Cooing

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Sunset on a golf course, Southern Arizona
 


sundown at the pond—
a hundred hidden pigeons
cooing for the light

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Peony

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Teahouse, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


in fragile white cups
hidden within the teahouse—
peony blossoms

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher