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Three Haiku as Autumn Deepens


1.
raking fallen leaves—
my ceremony to heal
the wounds of autumn
 
2.
a distant mirage—
the languid days of summer
when we sipped iced tea
 
3.
My dwelling’s empty,
so come, corn pollen laughter,
come, O mountain song!
 


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Mist

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


Mist on the mountain—
a blackbird seeking its nest
starts to go astray.

 
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How

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


How many mountains
does it take to keep a cloud
from falling to earth?

 
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Journey

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


a three-day journey
with my crooked walking stick—
the distant mountains

 
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Cooing

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Palo verde tree in bloom at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


among the blossoms
a hidden dove starts cooing—
distant mountains quake

 
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Colors

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Last rays of sunshine light up the mountains near Tucson, Arizona
 



 
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Song

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
  


They tell the story
of how, on distant mountains,
one dove left her song.

  
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Distant

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Peering through a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Winter afternoon—
so distant are the mountains
I cannot see them.

  
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Ahead

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Looking toward the mountains, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


What lies ahead? No one knows.

 
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Way

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On the shore of Upper Lake Mary, Coconino National Forest, Arizona
 


ancient fir forests
or lakes high in the mountains—
the way chooses me

 
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