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Haibun: Imagine


Imagine that you can go back in time to when you first loved the sound of rain in the night, or when you first identified the singing of the thrush. I know what you’re thinking: I’ll always be stuck in the here-and-now. But you don’t have to be. Imagine!
 
In the autumn woods
a tree stump becomes a throne
for an aging queen.


 

Haibun © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 

Three Utterly Weird Poems


I.
Before the mountains were born,
Or there were stains in the sea,
God put his mouth to a horn
And blasted out notes with glee!
 
II.
I’m tired of drinking coffee, tired of drinking tea;
Give me chicken breasts and thighs for eternity!
 
III.
I heard three tigers breathing, I thought my time had come,
But then the fiercest tiger was turned into a plum
By the surging murmur of a wizened wizard’s breath,
And now I can’t help singing how I escaped from death!

 
  
Poems © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Dove

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Midsummer sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Little desert dove,
I listen for your singing
sunrise to sunset.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Whimsies

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Dry grasses, Northern Arizona
 
 


~~ 1 ~~
 
Abundant whimsy
fills the Delhi beggar’s face,
emptying her bowl.
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
at his steely core
nothing but admiration
for the brutal ones
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
a badass dolphin
out to impress the ladies—
they all swim away
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
a murderous whale—
the one that took down Ahab
still roaming the seas
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
the prairie’s expanse
constricted by last night’s rain
into a puddle
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
only a concept—
the sound of a tree crashing
when no one’s around
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
learning how to spell
by scrawling lines with a stick—
children of the dunes
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
singing of small things
things that can’t even be seen
without microscopes
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
offering herself
to the wind and rain and sun—
maid for all seasons

 
Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Singing

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One of many ruins at Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


ancient ones
singing up the sun
one more time

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Rooster

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Rooster painted in acrylics by Havre, Montana artist Mary Nault at a recent outdoor event in Yuma, Arizona
 


a small church choir—
even the tenors welcome
the rooster’s singing

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Singing

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Pedestrians on a semi-shady street, Guanajuato, México
 


afternoon retreat
from sunlight into shadow
singing to the stones

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Preparing

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Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


pilgrims preparing
for a wilderness journey
singing with the stone

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Beginning

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, Mexico
 


In the beginning,
before a word was whispered,
waters were singing.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Thornbush

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Indigo Bush (Psorothamnus fremontii), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

indigo blossom
still singing in the thornbush
lonely little bird

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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