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Where

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Shadows under an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Where are the doves this afternoon?

 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Far away from the ocean

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A lone ironwood tree stands out against the sky, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Far away from the ocean,
Surrounded by desert sands,
Swathed in the midday silence,
A stalwart tree still stands.
 
Gulls and plovers are absent,
But cougars still snarl and scream
Here in this land where oceans
Are only a fleeting dream.

 
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What

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An old ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


What caused this branch to break?

 
 
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Enchanted

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An ironwood tree in the Sonoran Desert near Ajo, Arizona
 


Enchanted by patterns in the bark…

 
 
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Route

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Ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


A tortuous route through barren wastes…

 
 
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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.

   
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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

 
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