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Perhaps

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Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico
 


summer afternoon—
perhaps one cloud holds raindrops
for the thirsty dove

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Thirsty

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Yuma County, Arizona
 


summer afternoon
not a raincloud anywhere
for the thirsty dove

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Cat

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Cattle Track Arts Compound, Scottsdale, Arizona
 


dog days of summer—
black cat begs for attention
and comic relief

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Cats”

Emptiness

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Ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


summer afternoon—
into the long emptiness
a mourning dove calls

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Gecko

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Ceramic gecko on a wall, Zapopan, Mexico
 


hot summer morning—
gecko scrabbling on the wall
disturbs the dog’s nap

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Afternoon

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An abandoned amphitheatre, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


summer afternoon—
looking past crumbling stone walls
to a bright blue sky

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Unyielding

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Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


summer’s first windstorm
shatters unyielding cedars
erasing their names
 
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its resilience gone
an old tree snaps in the wind—
summer afternoon

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Resilience”

Summers

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Detail from a Huichol tapestry, Museo Zacatecano, Zacatecas, México
 


too many summers
since her man took the night train—
plum scent in the wind

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Stone

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Someone left a stone at Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona. (Read why people leave stones at Roxaboxen.)
 


Left for passersby to see,
This wee stone delighted me.
When I saw its shade of blue,
I thought right away of you
And the way the summer skies
Show themselves in your bright eyes.

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Wildflowers

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Desert sand verbena, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


soon to be laid waste
by summer’s relentless heat—
wayside wildflowers

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher