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Autumn Leaves

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Colorful aspen leaves, Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, autumn 2016.

~~ ~~ 1 ~~ ~~
tumult on my roof—
acorns and oak leaves thudding
till the storm is done
~~ ~~ 2 ~~ ~~
Since crowds delight you,
how can one falling oak leaf
give you so much joy?
~~ ~~ 3 ~~ ~~
Bring me one red leaf
from under the maple tree,
then leave me alone.
~~ ~~ 4 ~~ ~~
Such a waste of breath:
lamenting the leaves falling
from my backyard plum!
~~ ~~ 5 ~~ ~~
Two feral cats fight
among the falling oak leaves—
one gets bragging rights.
~~ ~~ 6 ~~ ~~
Blackbird, O blackbird,
how do you balance your song
on that falling leaf?
~~ ~~ 7 ~~ ~~
It is no great loss
to watch storm clouds disappear,
but when plum leaves fall…

Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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My friends leave the room

My friends leave the room,
taking daylight with them,
along with the moon and stars.
The onset of an illness makes me
morbid, not dangerous.
In my trance-like state,
I care for nothing.
What led me away from
wisdom’s eight strong pillars?
Will giving you the symptoms
of my illness point me to a cure?


Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher

NOTE: This poem is almost entirely the product of my imagination. Any resemblances to my own life are purely coincidental.
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