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Walk

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


A small wooden bridge—
first, we walk through the shadows,
then into the light.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 

 

Her birthday

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Painting of a grand celebration (maybe a birthday!), Prescott Public Library, Prescott, Arizona

 
 

Her birthday,
crammed with memories,
one in particular:
rising at the meadowlark’s song
to walk across the dew-drenched grass,
her feet bare and cold and wet,
humming little nonsense tunes
to greet the light, bolder now
than when she’d left the house,
turning to see him at the window,
her ancient father;
how small he looks,
how like a cattail reed,
brown and brittle
at summer’s end—
and then he is falling,
clutching at his breast,
sailing off beyond the morning light,
the midday light, every light
there ever was or will be.
Pulling her phone from her skirt
pocket, she calls her friend:
“It’s over now. Come.
Come quickly.”

 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Marigolds

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


We biked into the garden,
Where marigolds did bloom.
We thought we’d have a picnic
In this fine outdoor room.
 
We spread a checkered blanket,
Near where we laid our bikes;
We nibbled cheese, sipped some wine,
And listened to the shrikes.

 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Bicycles”
   

Spaces

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A red leaf among pine debris, Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, autumn 2016
 


On the forest floor
even hidden spaces hold
both darkness and light.

 
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Space”

Spilling

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January sunrise, Yuma County, Arizona
 


Tenth day of the year—
the door of heaven opens,
spilling out fresh light.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif: “Door”

Light

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A Yuma County, Arizona home still glows with Christmas lights in 2017.
 


Though Christmas is past,
light still shines in the darkness
of a desert night.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday

Notes

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Reflection of a December sunrise in the rear window of a recreational vehicle, Yuma County, Arizona
 


one note, then two more
coaxing light to come again—
Kokopelli’s flute

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Star

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Detail from a wall hanging in a Yuma County, Arizona church
 


a trail of bright light
high above the birthing place—
star of Bethlehem

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Haiku Horizons: “Trail”
 

Following

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Abandoned irrigation ditch at dusk, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


I follow the fading light home.

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Light

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La Virgen de Guadalupe at a wayside shrine, Ajo, Arizona
 


in the dark places
of this tilting universe—
a light still shining

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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