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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
 
 
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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
 
 
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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
 
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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More Carpe Diem: “A Mother of Stone”

Tumbler

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Discarded plastic tumbler, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


the juggler fumbles—
a cup once full now empty
littering the sand

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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More Haiku Horizons: “Full”

More Carpe Diem: “Juggler”

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