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Willing

Stones
 
Stones in an arroyo, Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


raven, wind and stone
willing to teach the humble
wisdom’s hidden ways

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif: “Teacher”

Stone

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Stone of remembrance atop a headstone, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


after the dust storm
placing a painted blue stone
on her loved one’s grave

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Storm”

Choices

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Apache County, Northern Arizona
 

the choices are few—
a stone in the soul or gems
buffed by suffering

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif: “Choice”

Wilting

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Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


the garden stone’s heat—
even my white umbrella
is wilting today
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Wilting weather has come our way!

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Stones”
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Fiery

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


neither fern nor fin
in the land where fiery sun
seems to melt the stone

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Ferns”
 
More Straight Out of the Camera Sunday

Under

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Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


under the pine tree
a stone the size of a moon
hung with shadow song

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Song”
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Under the Trees'”

Vanity

Morning glory
 
Wayside morning glory, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


priestly vanity—
a fresh-picked morning glory
tucked behind his ear

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Priest and Morning Glory'”

Purity

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At the edge of the pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


witnessing pilgrims
in their search for purity—
pine and pond and stone
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
In the bitter way,
even glorious visions
make pilgrims stumble.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Purity”
 
More Straight Out of the Camera Sunday
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Bitter, Glorious, Stumble”

Chopping

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Aftermath of the 2013 flood, Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico
 


chopping winter wood
careless axeman strikes a stone
sparks nest in his beard

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Wood Cutting”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Bending

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Unicorn Plant (Proboscidea althaeifolia), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


these wayside flowers
bending toward a shadowed stone—
Cassatt dips her brush

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
More Carpe Diem: “Inspired by a Photograph”