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Nap

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Autumn color, Northern Arizona
 

an afternoon nap—
the shape of the old dog’s breath
among autumn leaves

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Spent

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Northern Arizona
 


Having spent itself,
the wind settles in the grass
for a lengthy nap.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Gecko

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Ceramic gecko on a wall, Zapopan, Mexico
 


hot summer morning—
gecko scrabbling on the wall
disturbs the dog’s nap

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Snuggling

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Palo verde tree at daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the low moan of notes
coaxing light to come again—
Kokopelli’s flute
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
a handful of stars
snuggling into the treetop
for a long day’s nap

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Broom

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Hostel Villa Colonial, Zacatecas, México
 


The blue-handled broom,
weary from too much sweeping,
sags in the corner
as if an afternoon nap
might help revive its bristles.

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Nap

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A deep depression near The Citadel, Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


last days of summer
settling in an earthen bowl
for an ursine nap—
about the dreams to follow
not even stars know the time

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Nap

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A deep depression near The Citadel, Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


last days of summer
settling in an earthen bowl
for an ursine nap

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Grappling

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Insects swarming on Globe Mallow, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


waking from their nap
ten dozen buzzing insects
grappling with a shaft

 

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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