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Underneath an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

an endless letter
written from daylight to dusk
in shadowy ink

Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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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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No Idea

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She had no idea
that merely sitting
with a book in her hands
on the bench
outside the shop
where records were sold
would be her invitation
to go elsewhere
along a way that she could
neither walk nor run—
as if she were a letter
dropped in a mailbox
sorted by a hundred hands
until at last she
reached her destination
slipped through a narrow
slot in her
lover’s front door, and
announced her presence.


© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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