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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Koi Pond

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The koi pond at Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona.
 
Photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Secrets

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A young visitor seems to communicate with pigeons near the koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


pigeon whisperer—
the secrets he can murmur
only to his friends

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

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Three friends at the koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


a flick of her wrist
to try to attract the koi—
everything changes

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

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Three friends at the koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


a wave of her hand
to frighten away the koi—
everything changes

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

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Koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


in the garden pond
daydreams on the backs of koi
soothing weary souls

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Washing

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Koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


Before moving on,
I wash my feet in the pond—
koi between my toes.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Everything

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Three friends at the koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


grasping for one koi
then taking it in her hand—
everything changes

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Koi

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The koi pool at Govinda’s, Tucson, Arizona
 


When my teacher breathes,
golden schools of koi appear
in the wilderness.

 
 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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