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Doves

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A leafless indigo bush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


How many doves leave
songs in the indigo bush
before winter ends?

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Abandoned

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A dying ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


After two doves flee,
the space between the branches
holds abandoned songs.

   
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
   
   
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Songs

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Another blazing sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  

In a barren tree
a mourning dove sings new songs
to the rising sun.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hints

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


autumn afternoon—
far beyond the barren dunes
hints of harvest songs

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Dawn

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


birth of a new day—
songs emerging from each leaf
celebrate the light

 
 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Songs

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An outdoor altar at El Santuario de Chimayo, Chimayo, New Mexico
 


first days of the year—
a singer wakes up humming
songs he learned from stones

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Blackbird

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Our Lady of the Dust, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


Blackbird on the wing,
how many songs of sorrow
are there yet to sing?

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Kindling

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Blazing sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


over the mountains
ten thousand fiery voices
kindling morning songs

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Hints

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


over barren dunes
hints of a distant harvest
and the reapers’ songs

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Knitting

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Apache County, Northern Arizona
 

old woman knitting
three songs for the waxing moon—
one about fences

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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