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Oceans of sand

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


Oceans and oceans of sand
As far as the eye can see!
Oceans and oceans of sand
From here to eternity!
 
Can you see the waves billow,
And can you hear the waves roar?
Oceans and oceans of sand,
Far from the watery shore!

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Oceans”

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Sand

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Puerto Nuevo, a fishing village south of Tijuana in Baja California Norte, México
 


Little grains of beach sand
Scattered on the street;
Little grains of beach sand—
Watch your tender feet!
 
There among the cobbles
Lie the prickly grains,
Guaranteed to give you
Aches and bitter pains!

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “A Grain of Sand”

Space

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A field of debris, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


winter afternoon—
the space in a broken jar
filling up with sand

 
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Space”

Change

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A rusting tractor, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


a change in fortune—
tractor that once plowed the earth
now rusts in the sand

 
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Change”

Bits

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Fragment of a broken pot, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


scattered in the sand
bits of broken pottery
that no one can mend

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Mend”
 

Hidden

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Autumn afternoon, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


ten thousand tulips
hidden somewhere in the sand
along with their scent
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
autumn afternoon
darting into the shadows
a terrified mouse

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Tulip Festival”
 
More Carpe Diem: “Movement in Haiku”

Shoveler

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Laborer shoveling sand to mix mortar (also called “mud”), San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


the sand shoveler
dreaming of cherry blossoms
and an ice-cold beer

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Hangover/Cherry Blossoms”

Waves

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Shadows of a yucca plant, White Sands National Monument, Alamogordo, New Mexico
 


A summer pilgrim
slogging through waves of white sand—
how aloof she seems!
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
temporary waves
surging through the summer sand
only to subside
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
waves of summer sand
erasing the pilgrim’s path
one whole day and night

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Summer Waves”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Aloof, Temporary, Whole”

Hunter

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


a flower hunter
leaving footprints in the sand
for someone to find

 

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Flowers”

Ending

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Long shadows at day’s end, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


As shadows lengthen,
ants snuggle down for the night,
their mother the sand.
~~ ~~ ~~
Shadows lengthen as the day ends.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “A Mother of Stone”