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Blackbird, O Blackbird

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Blackbird, O blackbird,
at midnight in the garden,
who can see your wings?
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
even the water trembles
when you start to sing.
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
do you prefer the cypress
over the white rose?
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
how many songs overflow
from your handsome throat?
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
tell me what I need to know
to make your path mine.
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
I search the chapel rooftop—
will I find you there?

Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #178
More Poetry Pantry #419 at Poets United


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A birdhouse hangs from a tree at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.

a secret doorway
for entering the birdhouse—
cat gives up the search

Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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A vaquero searching for his cattle, El Charco del Ingenio conservation area, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México

searching for lost calves
and hoping he finds them soon—
a lone vaquero

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More SkyWatch Friday


Sunrise, Apache County, Northern Arizona

along the fence line
searching for something I lost
forty years ago

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Junk at dusk, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

in the wilderness
a fruitless search for apples
among rusting tins

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem: “Apples”