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Abandoned

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A dying ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


After two doves flee,
the space between the branches
holds abandoned songs.

   
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
   
   
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Sorrows

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Juvenile ironwood tree armed with thorns, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  

the pilgrims’ pathway
littered with thorns and sorrows—
still they stumble on

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Glimpse

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Through the leafless branches of an old ironwood tree, the Sonoran Desert sky in southern Arizona glows deep blue.
 


winter afternoon—
a glimpse through twisted branches
of the barren path

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Faraway

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In the foreground, an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


wilderness morning—
how the faraway mountains
tug at the crow’s wings

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Emptiness

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Ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


summer afternoon—
into the long emptiness
a mourning dove calls

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Vying

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Ironwood tree in bloom, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Among the blossoms
one vies with the crescent moon
for a brighter spot.

 
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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Cradling

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Sunrise, seen through the branches of an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


wasteland citizen—
gnarled and twisted ironwood
cradling day’s first light

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Dovesong

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Early spring sunset, seen through the branches of an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


first sunset of spring—
on a twisted branch dovesong
settles for the night

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Riches

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Late winter sunrise, filtered by the branches of an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


near the twisted tree
filling an empty alms bowl
with riches of light

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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