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Tranquil

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Autumn afternoon, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Tranquil afternoon—
a lizard’s flickering tongue
shatters the silence.

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

Gathering

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Agave in bloom, April 2016, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


gathering wisdom
from sky and lizard and stone—
agave blossoms

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Ash

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Fading ocotillo blossoms, April 2016, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


On a lizard’s tongue
the fading scarlet blossoms
turn to dust and ash.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Spots

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Barrel cactus (Genus Ferocactus), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


spots of cactus shade
where the mouse and lizard hide
from the fiery sun

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Succulents”

Brushstrokes

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Sidewalk sculpture of a cowboy artist in downtown Sedona, Arizona
 


splashing his canvas
with sunrises and lizards
brushstrokes made with joy

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Master

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Sidewalk sculpture in downtown Sedona, Arizona
 


splashing his canvas
with sunrises and lizards—
a master painter

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Haiku Horizons: “Master”

Refuge

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In the shade of a palo verde tree, with saguaro cactus in the distance, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona
 


in the shade a fly
takes refuge from a lizard
sizzling afternoon
 
~~ * ~~
 
hunting lizard
spies a tasty morsel
zip! zap! no fly!

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Haiku Horizons: “Fly”
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Hunting”

Why

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Remains of a dead Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Under the willow
one lizard tries to explain
why all the leaves fell.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Under the Willow”

Washing