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Crow

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


Autumn afternoon—
on the mountain’s shadow side
a mocking crow hides.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Fly

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Mountains dominate portions of the Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona.
 


What if the mountain
were to fly south without you,
blackbird on the wing?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Reverence

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Hearing a blackbird
call from the distant mountain,
I fall to my knees.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Curse

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A few scattered clouds at daybreak, Riverside County, California
 


Crow from the mountain,
have you nothing else to do
but curse at the clouds?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Perhaps

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Rugged mountains near Ajo, Arizona
 


Perhaps a blackbird
will swoop down from the mountain,
perhaps the full moon.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Dark Sayings


Pour out libations of coffee
on the mountain.
Hand the longer straw
to the loser.
Soften tall buildings
with mystical solvent
until they topple.
Put a painting in each hand,
then toss them into the dumpster.
Do you still believe in miracles
after hearing these dark sayings?
How can your heart not be sad?
Even the blackbird is numb.

 

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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Haiku My Heart: Blaze

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A car’s side mirror reflects autumn colors, Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California
 


forward or backward
a blaze lights up the mountain—
autumn afternoon

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hue

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Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California
 


The mountain’s silence
ripens to a golden hue—
autumn afternoon.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Stream

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A stream in the mountains of Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California
 


Near a mountain stream
the shadows on some boulders
become black as crows.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Peace

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Evening descends on mountains near Ajo, Arizona.
 


Crow on the mountain,
must you shatter evening’s peace
with your wagging tongue?

  
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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