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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 Carpe Diem: “Juggler”

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Ravenous

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Mesquite blossoms at daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


soon to be devoured
fragile yellow pollen grains
ravenous the sand

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Resting

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


resting in the sand
bones of weary pioneers
free, thank God, at last

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Haiku Horizons: “Sand”

Shifting

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Blossoms of a small barrel cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


lasting but an hour—
a nest of fragile blossoms
built in shifting sand

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Haiku Horizons: “Sand”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Broken

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Fragment of a broken pot, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


scattered in the sand
bits of broken pottery
from a sad café

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Haiku Horizons: “Sand”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Wreckage

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


waiting for a gift
on a lonely stretch of sand
wreckage from the sea

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Waiting for a Gift”

Someone

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Someone passed this way,
hoping to find one snowflake
near a grain of sand.

 

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Hando’s ‘Footprints in the Sand'”

Castaway

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Abandoned glove, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
echoes of the past
resound into the present
a dream of the sea*


castaway glove bears witness
to sand sailor’s voyages

*Opening gambit by William Rhosyr of Off the Tippet
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem Tan Renga: “Echoes of the Past”

Ivories

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Remains of a hapless sheep, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
tickling ivories
scintillating music sound
filling the inner soul*


a lamb’s weathered shoulder bone
embracing the wind and sand

*Opening gambit by Carol L. McKenna of A Creative Harbor
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem Tan Renga: “Tickling Ivories”

Bleaching

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Discarded stirrup, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 
by the shore
discarded lovers
broken shells*


sea-rider’s old stirrup
lies bleaching in the sand

*Haiku by John Belchamber of “Five-Seven-Five”
 
Final two lines © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem Tan Renga: “By the Shore”