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Three Kings
A seasonal wall hanging in a Yuma County, Arizona church
 


Gold, frankincense, myrrh—
but where are the plum blossoms
for the one we seek?

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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Summers

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Detail from a Huichol tapestry, Museo Zacatecano, Zacatecas, México
 


too many summers
since her man took the night train—
plum scent in the wind

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

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Shattered and desiccated remains of a saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


tortured by the sun
things twisted and forgotten—
distant is the plum

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Kneading

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Shattered saguaro cacti, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 

afternoon sunshine
kneading old saguaro bones—
distant is the plum

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Luck

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Castoff piece of dinnerware, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


Kobayashi Issa’s haiku about a plum tree at the gate, along with a piece of broken plate to illustrate the scene, inspires me to write a new haiku:

 

the family’s good fortune
in bloom…
plum tree at the gate

 
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plum tree at the gate—
waiting for the first blossom
to bring us good luck

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Brush

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Havre, Montana artist Mary Nault painting at an outdoor event in Yuma, Arizona
 


watercolor brush—
in each bristle a plum tree
laden with ripe fruit

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Bathing

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Shattered and desiccated remains of a saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


bathing in sunlight
things twisted and forgotten—
distant is the plum

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Wingless

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Garden at Sanguinetti House Museum, Yuma, Arizona
 


seeking one ripe plum
on a level garden path—
wingless butterfly

 

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Distant

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Desiccated remains of a saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


in untamed places
things twisted and forgotten—
distant is the plum

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Desolation

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An outcropping of stone, Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


seeking one ripe plum
in lands of desolation
raven sniffs the wind

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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