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Notes

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A new day begins, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


long before daybreak
I listened for the dove’s song—
now the first faint notes

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Melody

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The Sonoran Desert landscape near Ajo, Arizona
 


On which page is it written,
In which trustworthy book,
That barren places warrant
No glance or second look?
 
The unassuming places
Hold more than eye can see,
And for those with ears to hear,
A soulful melody.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Showers

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A cloudless day, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


We look for April showers
To settle desert dust;
Someday thunderheads will form—
We know they surely must.
 
Till then, however, nothing
Can put our souls at ease,
For dusty is the desert,
And torrid is the breeze.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Washcloth

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Discarded washcloth, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


April afternoon—
a castoff cloth bears traces
of the owner’s face.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Lighting

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Palo verde blossoms, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Lighting the desert with new blossoms…

 
 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Finery

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Prickly Poppy (Argemone pleiacantha), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


in spring finery
a poppy by the wayside
reaches to the sky

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Coaxing

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Spring sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


A mourning dove coos
in a palo verde tree,
coaxing up the sun.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Wild

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Late afternoon in the Sonoran Desert, near Ajo, Arizona
 


In wild places, untamed shadows thrive.

 
 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fit

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Human litter, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Nothing will fit in crumpled cans.

 
 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Route

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Ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


A tortuous route through barren wastes…

 
 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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