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Witness

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Ripe fruit on a backyard orange tree, Southern California
 


a silent witness
to the earth’s fertility—
one unblemished fruit

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Morning

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September sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


An autumn morning—
even the crows fall silent
at the sun’s rising.

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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December Whirl

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~~ 1 ~~
 
birth of her firstborn
on this silent, holy night—
the pale young mother
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
a young mother’s sigh
consolation of cattle
two roosters chime in
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
the new arrival
a stray dog from the village
sniffing at the child
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
Laughing villagers,
oblivious to the child,
stumble to their homes.
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
(alone)
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
(scar)
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
(ingest)

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Settling

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Sundown at the ocean’s edge, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


flight of the eagle
stepping into the world of dreams—
a silent cry


settling on the succulents
the hunter’s breath at sundown

*Opening gambit © by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem
 
Final two lines and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Altar

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Twisted wood at twilight, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


Before this altar
rising from the desert dust
my heart is silent.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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