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Singing

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One of many ruins at Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


ancient ones
singing up the sun
one more time

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Time”

Mourning

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Ajo Mountains and Saguaro cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


three days without sun—
even the distant mountains
seem to be mourning

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Mountain”

Skein

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A watercolor by Havre, Montana artist Mary Nault, painted at an outdoor event in Yuma, Arizona
 


from the artist’s brush
a skein of golden blossoms
brighter than the sun

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Healing

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Wilderness Gardens Preserve, Pala, California
 


wounded tree
healing memories
in the sun

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Waiting

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Small-town sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


palm fronds at day’s end
waiting for crows to settle
along with the sun

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Wonder

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Pyramid at La Cañada de la Virgen, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


temple of the sun
ever the sacred story
caught in webs of light
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Old worship sites still inspire wonder.

 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Akhenaten”

Name

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Desert willow (Chilopsis linearis), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


no sign of tears
to prove your name
weeping willow


perhaps the wind has dried them
or a hundred days of sun

 
*Opening gambit © by Adjei Agyei-Baah
 
Final two lines © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem Special #157: “Adjei Agyei-Baah’s Haiku”

Flirting

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Feeding koi, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


in the garden pond
a thousand golden fishes
flirting with the sun
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
splashed across page one
of this morning’s newspaper—
goldfish invasion

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Wednesday Waters #16
 
More Carpe Diem: “Goldfish”
 
More A Prompt Each Day: “Newspaper”

Bridging

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A footbridge, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


bridging the morning
with broken bits of moonbeam
splinters of the sun

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Wednesday Waters #16
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Bridge of Morning'”

Huddling

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Decorated river stones left by young visitors, Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona
 


On the longest day
stones huddle in the shadows
to escape the sun.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Summer Solstice”