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Oceans of sand

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


Oceans and oceans of sand
As far as the eye can see!
Oceans and oceans of sand
From here to eternity!
 
Can you see the waves billow,
And can you hear the waves roar?
Oceans and oceans of sand,
Far from the watery shore!

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Oceans”

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Countless

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


Countless grains of desert sand
Shifted in the wind last night.
More grains than you or I could tell
Shifted left, and shifted right.
 
Another windstorm’s coming,
Promising to blow and blow
Until those countless grains of sand
Find another place to go!

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “A Grain of Sand”

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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Shot

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


a quick cell-phone shot
before the sands shift again—
windstorm to the east

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

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


his phone camera
capturing the sands before
they shape-shift again

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Slipper

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Abandoned footwear, Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


Cinderella slipped out of her slippers.

~~ ~~ ~~

sand dune mystery—
someone loses one slipper
but not the other

 
Text 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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More Haiku Horizons: “Over”
 
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Blossoming

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Moonrise at Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California


Yosa Buson’s haiku about pear blossoms and moonlight inspires me to write a new haiku:

 

White blossoms of the pear
and a woman in moonlight
reading a letter.

 
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the moon blossoming
just enough for a woman
to write love letters

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Favorite Haiku by Buson”