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Wind

Wilderness way
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


In the wilderness
wind keeps erasing the path
I plan to follow.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Presence

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Daybreak in the Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona.
 


October morning—
an owl that no one can see
makes its presence known.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Owl

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A great horned owl perches in a palo verde tree in the Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona.
 


One morning an owl in a tree
Appeared to be staring at me,
Or maybe he glared;
It’s not that I cared,
It’s just what owls do, don’t you see?

 
Limerick and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Greening

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An ocotillo sports new green leaves after recent monsoons in the Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Southern Arizona.
 


In the midday heat
a greening ocotillo
offers little shade.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Good Sign

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Summer dawn in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 
 
Is your world better than mine?
I find the desert divine!
Although it is sere,
And not much is here,
I take that as a good sign!

 
Limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Summer sunrise in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


Early in the month
a door in heaven opens,
letting light spill out.

 
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Dying

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Shadows lengthen at day’s end, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Wilderness evening—
the breath of a dying dove
settles in the dust.

  
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Until

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Giant palo verde tree in bloom, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


How many blossoms,
how many starlit evenings
until the world ends?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Rising

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Dawn lights up a palo verde tree in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


desert heat rising—
a faraway mountain tugs
at the blackbird’s wings

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Though Summer Is Coming

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Great horned owl, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Though summer is coming, it isn’t quite here;
Orion and Hercules burn bright and clear
In skies that are frigid and velvet and deep,
While work-weary humans drift off into sleep.
 
An owl in the desert stands guard near her nest—
To keep her foes wary, she puffs out her chest.
When summertime finally comes with fierce heat,
Both winter and spring will go down in defeat.

 
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