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Crow

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El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico
 


Crow in the pine tree,
will you ever stop mocking
what you can’t explain?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Watching

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Upper Lake Mary, Coconino National Forest, Arizona
 


Under the pine, someone is watching.

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Song

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Upper Lake Mary, Coconino National Forest, Arizona
 

If not the pine tree,
then perhaps the mountain lake
will teach me a song.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Endless

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Southern California
 


endless months of drought
the fortitude of pine trees
blackbird’s plaintive song

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

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Pine tree, Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


from a wounded pine
two golden rivers flowing
freighted with despair

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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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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Pine

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Pine tree, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


Where in the new year
will I find a resting place—
beneath an old pine?
 
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In my thoughtless state
not even new year’s prospects
can enlarge my soul.
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
too much alcohol
ushering in the new year—
my woozy footsteps
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
to the left and right
as the new year approaches
uptight suspicions

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Pierced

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Pine tree, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


hidden from all eyes
one snowflake pierced by needles
of the ancient pine

 
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Imagine snow nestling among the needles.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Lament

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


twenty months of drought
the fortitude of pine trees
blackbird’s plaintive song—
dreams of rainwater settling
in the shadows of the rock
 
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How long until the rainy season?

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Drought

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


twenty months of drought
the fortitude of pine trees
blackbird’s plaintive song
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
shimmering heat waves
rising in the wilderness—
spirits cry as gulls
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
just before sundown
scanning the sky for rainclouds—
even foxes pant

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Waves, Seagulls, Sundown”