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Piping

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


a dove keeps piping
beyond the distant mountains
endless notes of joy

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Notes

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A new day begins, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


long before daybreak
I listened for the dove’s song—
now the first faint notes

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Notes

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


soulful music—
even the beached dory
hits the right notes

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Off

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An abandoned and weathered flip-flop, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


following the notes
from a shaman’s bamboo flute
she slips off her shoes

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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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Jazz

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Joshua White, performing at Village Jazz Series, Yuma, Arizona
 


bending to the notes
after endless rehearsals—
the jazz musician

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Daybreak

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Daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the low moan of notes
coaxing light to come again—
Kokopelli’s flute

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Woven

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the storm-flute player—
so many songs are woven
from notes of thin rain

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Groping

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Eggshell from a squab (or squeaker) hatched in November, Southern Arizona
 

I hear you speak
waves tumble half a world away
conch’s song*


groping blindly for the notes
a squeaker escapes its shell

*Opening gambit by Leslie Moon at Moondustwriter
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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