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Let Us Praise


Let us praise the raven and the rain.
Let us praise the singer and the song.
Let us praise the Cloud Spirit,
leading us to other roads
when our path is hedged and blocked
by creatures sinister and sleek.
Let us praise the river stones
whose dignity remains intact,
despite the ravages of floods and drought.
Let us praise all things great and small,
for the hundred-thousand ways
our days are measured out.

 

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Daybreak

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Saguaro cacti at daybreak on a spring morning, Pinal County, Arizona
 


just after daybreak
waiting for the cactus wren
to sing a new song

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Visions

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Late afternoon in the Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona
 


Visions of evening—
a dove returns to her nest,
cooing one last song.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Song

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Late winter sunset, Yuma County, Arizona
 


Wilderness evening—
a dove returns to her nest,
cooing one last song.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Stain

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Winter afternoon—
the mournful song of a dove
stains the barren hills.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hiding

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Winter afternoon—
a desert dove in hiding
pipes a mournful song.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Threads

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


On a chilly day
a crow threads its raucous song
in and out the clouds.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Song

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A weathered statue of the Virgin Mary, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


Just before Christmas
a blackbird in the graveyard
sings a brand-new song.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Bittersweet

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Mourning dove, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


Deepening autumn—
the grey dove’s bittersweet song
settles on a stone.

 
Haiku © 2017 and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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A song rising


A song rising from the wheat stubble
makes air and light and worm take note.
 
The iron door of the silo clangs
in time with the music.
 
By order of an unseen conductor
the song on which your life and
mine hinge will never be over—
it goes on forever.
 
It blows in the wind,
it floats in the water,
it glows in the stars.
Forever.
Amen.

 

Poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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