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Ripe seedpods of datura (deadly nightshade), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Savage Tales

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Seedpod of the nightshade, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

~~ 1 ~~
a runty spring lamb
falls prey to two hungry wolves—
the blood-spattered snow
~~ 2 ~~
pressed close together
two siblings tremble with fear—
first storm of winter
~~ 3 ~~
bitter winter’s night—
she prowls about the hallways
unable to sleep
~~ 4 ~~
night-blooming jasmine—
inhaling the haunting scent
as we sip our tea
~~ 5 ~~
winter afternoon—
the first snowflakes remind her
of life’s brevity

Haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Nightshade blossom, Wilderness Gardens Preserve, Pala, California

Filling nightshade’s cup
from sky pools along her way,
pilgrim sips the stars.

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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