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Matins

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Palo verde tree just before sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


wilderness matins—
a new song spills from your beak,
little desert dove

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Lone

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Indigo bush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Lone indigo bush—
not even a mourning dove
clings to its branches.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Symphony

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


desert symphony—
the first glorious movement
begins at daybreak

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Windless

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Indigo bush blossoms, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


a windless morning
no movement among blossoms
littering the ground

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Barren

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


these barren branches—
even the dove fat with song
refuses to sing

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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The Yogi

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


A yogi once lived by himself near a tree,
Waiting and watching with wonder;
His mission in life was solely to see
How rain came from lightning and thunder.
 
Alas for the yogi, he didn’t attain
The dream he had so long pursued.
And so, he massaged his poor muddled brain,
And proceeded to meditate nude.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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When

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Shadows surround a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


When will the shadows go away?

 
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Where

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Shadows under an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Where are the doves this afternoon?

 
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Far away from the ocean

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A lone ironwood tree stands out against the sky, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Far away from the ocean,
Surrounded by desert sands,
Swathed in the midday silence,
A stalwart tree still stands.
 
Gulls and plovers are absent,
But cougars still snarl and scream
Here in this land where oceans
Are only a fleeting dream.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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What

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An old ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


What caused this branch to break?

 
 
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