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Macro Monday 2: Sunflower

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A sunflower flaunts its brightness in this detail from a painting in an art store, Angels Camp, California.
 



 
Photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
MACRO MONDAY 2
 
 
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Balance

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Sunflower in an irrigated field, Southern Arizona
 


delicate balance—
halfway between earth and sky
a sunflower blooms

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Sunflower Blossoms

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A sunflower blooms at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Sunflower blossoms remind me of you
And how you would smile while tying your shoe
To ready yourself for journeys afar;
I keep these memories stored in a jar
 
Along with a pebble and a small bone,
And feathers I found while walking alone
That summer day at the edge of the lake,
Knowing your journey had been a mistake;
 
For somewhere afar, you vanished from sight,
Your footprints erased by wind in the night;
No one could find you, though they looked for days—
You’d gone just like sunlight burns away haze.
 
Many years later, the riddle goes on:
How did you vanish like darkness at dawn?
I have no answer, but this much is true:
Sunflower blossoms remind me of you.

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

Dowdy

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


First week of autumn—
the dowdy old sunflowers
put on their last show.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
   
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Stumbling

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Fence at dusk, Temecula, California
 


stumbling home at dusk—
perhaps along the fence line
a sunflower blooms

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Gratitude

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Sculpted metal sunflowers, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


stretching out my hand
to receive some sunflowers—
morning gratitude

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Sunflowers

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Sculpted metal sunflowers, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


stretching out my hand
to caress a sunflower
before the first frost

 
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sunflowers pointing the way to autumn

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Pause

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Sunflower in August, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Somewhere in Sudan
a sunflower is blooming—
the Nile’s waters pause.

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fishing

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Lone sunflower, Northern Arizona
 


Although I don’t fish, I do love sunflowers, and so I am charmed by Richard Wright’s haiku:

 

Like a fishhook,
The sunflower’s long shadow
Hovers in the lake.

 
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In a sea of weeds
a lone sunflower fishes
for its lost shadow.

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Humming

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even the insects
know how to welcome summer
humming solstice songs
 
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Hear the humming? Summer has come!

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Summertime”