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Cooing

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Palo verde tree in bloom at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


among the blossoms
a hidden dove starts cooing—
distant mountains quake

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Shade

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Palo verde tree, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 
Photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
 
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Until

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Giant palo verde tree in bloom, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


How many blossoms,
how many starlit evenings
until the world ends?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Rising

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Dawn lights up a palo verde tree in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


desert heat rising—
a faraway mountain tugs
at the blackbird’s wings

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Matins

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Palo verde tree just before sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


wilderness matins—
a new song spills from your beak,
little desert dove

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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When

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Shadows surround a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


When will the shadows go away?

 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Distant

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Peering through a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Winter afternoon—
so distant are the mountains
I cannot see them.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Palo verde tree

Six for Sunday

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Unusually early blossoms on a palo verde tree, November 2016, Yuma County, Arizona
 
 


  
~~ 1 ~~
  
words to nourish me
on this November morning—
a poem by Keats
  
~~ 2 ~~
  
Sing, little sparrow!
How could I despise your voice
this frosty morning?
  
~~ 3 ~~
  
This frosty morning
I am dumb before the wren
and its trills of grief.
  
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Without any means
to support itself, the wren
enriches my life.
  
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noise at the corner—
a thousand hungry blackbirds
clamoring for crumbs
  
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joyful not plaintive—
the voice of the old woman
at her husband’s grave

 
Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Fearing

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Palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

in the tree debris
a tiny hidden creature
fearing for its life

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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