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Mask

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Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico
 


Yellow butterfly,
you rest within the shadows
that mask a stone wall.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Untamed

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In the distance, Tsé Bitʼaʼí, “Rock with Wings,” rises from the desert floor near Shiprock, New Mexico
 


afternoon shower—
a crow with an untamed tongue
mocks the passing clouds

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Calling

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San Juan County, New Mexico
 


calling endlessly
on the faraway mountain
a dove to her mate

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Ploughman

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Santa Fe National Cemetery, New Mexico
 


in a barren field
row upon row of headstones—
the ploughman ploughs deep

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Piñon

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San Juan County, New Mexico
 


in my friend’s backyard
a stark and barren piñon
clawing at the clouds

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Backyard

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San Juan County, New Mexico
 


in my friend’s backyard
no purple blooms or gold ones
reaching toward the sky

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Blooms”

Empty

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Sunlight through a stained glass window pools on the floor, Sacred Heart Church, Farmington, New Mexico
 


no music
dislodging silence
empty church

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Ready

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Steam locomotive preparing for a run, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Chama, New Mexico
 


All fired up, ready to roll…

 
Text © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Opening

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Sagging wooden doors, Santa Fe, New Mexico
 


opening the doors
only to close them again—
house of smothered dreams

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Open/Openness”

Coat

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A snowy forest in northern New Mexico
 


first days of the year—
even the old pine forest
puts on a new coat

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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