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The summer afternoon sky framed by the branches of a dead brittlebush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Summer afternoon—
a dove on a barren branch
repeats the same note.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Notes

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Reflection of a December sunrise in the rear window of a recreational vehicle, Yuma County, Arizona
 


one note, then two more
coaxing light to come again—
Kokopelli’s flute

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Note

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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


a birthday party
in the street behind the wall—
one thin note of grief

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Curve

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Swing set at dawn, Southern Arizona
 
 


yesterday’s laughter
echoing in the swing chains—
the curve of each note
 
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yesterday’s menu
still swirling round the playground—
Sunday school picnic

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Straining

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Saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


autumn afternoon—
straining to hear a wren’s note
as shadows lengthen

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Earthward

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A tuft of feathers, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Its left wing broken,
the songbird plummets earthward—
one last brilliant note.

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Bones

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Discarded catfish carcass, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


howling wind—
an autumn note within
the bamboo flute


even catfish bones
quiver at the sound

 
*Opening gambit © by Kala Ramesh
 
Final two lines and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Somewhere

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An ironwood tree at dusk, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Somewhere a skylark,
far from these wasted places,
trills a note of joy.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Singer

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


In her company
even the dirge singer breathes
out a note of joy.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Nowhere

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


from my vantage point
along the way to nowhere—
one thin note of hope

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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