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Sizzling

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A summer day begins, Yuma County, Arizona.
 


Sizzling summer day—
the white dove will keep singing,
though humans grumble.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Leaf

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An autumn-hued cottonwood leaf in summer, Riverside County, California.
 



 
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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.

 
Poem and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Summer”

Screaming for Ice Cream


Screaming for ice cream
Is one of the ways
To cool yourself down
On hot summer days.

Screaming for ice cream
Is what I will do
When the sun sizzles—
Now, how about you?

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Scream”

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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