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Soothing

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August evening, Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona
 


midsummer evening—
last song of a cactus wren
soothing the mountains

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Wildcats

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


the distant mountains—
a prowling place for wildcats
stalking tender prey

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Faraway

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In the foreground, an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


wilderness morning—
how the faraway mountains
tug at the crow’s wings

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Intimidated

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


intimidated
by the towering mountains—
all her childhood fears

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Poem

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


the distant mountains—
in my left hand a poem
to read on the way

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Mountains

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


the distant mountains—
perhaps an early spring rain
will settle the dust

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Distant

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


the distant mountains—
even with a walking stick
a three-days’ journey

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Mourning

Kindling

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Blazing sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


over the mountains
ten thousand fiery voices
kindling morning songs

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Beyond

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Early September, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


beyond the mountains
maybe fifty miles or more
oak the crow calls home

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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