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Flaunting

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Barrel cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California, March 2017
  


On the mountain path
a cactus flaunts its blossoms
for a day or two.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Tricks

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Watson Lake, Prescott, Arizona
 


how the light plays tricks—
a mountain in the distance
seems to shrug and shift

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Song

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Upper Lake Mary, Coconino National Forest, Arizona
 

If not the pine tree,
then perhaps the mountain lake
will teach me a song.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Twilight

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Distant mountain range at day’s end, Maricopa County, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Wilderness twilight—
who will lock the clouds in place
to shroud the full moon?

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Crashing

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


volcanic mountain—
wave upon wave of ashes
crashing into pines

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Spines

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Hedgehog cactus in bloom, foreground, March 2016, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


ninety kinds of spines
barring the mountain pathway—
seven miles to go

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Mountains

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A mountain range at dawn, Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona
 


a new day breaking
over the distant mountains—
one crow tells the tale

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Landscape

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


A greasy residue in this hellish landscape ignites her anger.

 
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over the mountain
conspiracies of ravens
plotting their next moves

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Tucked

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Day’s end, with mountains in the distance, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


Kobayashi Issa’s haiku about a mountain’s shadow inspires me to write a new haiku:

 

misty day—
in evening mountain’s shadow
candyman’s flute

 
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tucked among branches
the mountain alone remains
after shadows pass

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Majestic

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Summer sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


how majestic
over sunrise mountain
this holy light

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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