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Witness

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August sunrise in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


If a blackbird falls
atop the distant mountain,
who will bear witness?

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Desert Sunrise

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Sunrise paints the sky in rainbow hues, Yuma County, Arizona.
 
 

The sun’s coming up, the hills are aglow,
Everything’s eager to get up and go;
Lizards, and rattlers, and doves in the tree
Soon will be stirring—thank goodness, not me!

 
 
Photo and poem © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Ruby Tuesday Too: Sunrise

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Sunrise in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 
 
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Blue Monday: Desert Sunrise

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Sunrise in Yuma County, Arizona.
 

 
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BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Conversations

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Sunrise at a motel in Mojave, California.


Morning by morning
the wrens and roses converse
in an unknown tongue.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Song

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Sunrise in Yuma County, Arizona.


Deepening autumn—
a lone dove greets the morning
with a plaintive song.

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Sunrise

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August sunrise in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


Is this the sunrise
for which I have been waiting?
Blackbird, find your voice!

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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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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Saintly Tree

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Autumn sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


A saintly old tree in the desert
Was waiting for morning light,
When suddenly seventeen blackbirds
Passed by in a frenzied flight.
 
The saintly tree shook, and it trembled,
Then gathered its wits, and said,
“O blackbirds, pray, what is the reason
For hurrying in such dread?”
 
The saintly tree heard a faint answer
As the birds flew out of sight:
“We fear the bright rays of the morning,
So we are seeking the night.”
 
The saintly tree seemed to nod sagely,
Though rooted in barren waste,
As if understanding completely,
The reason for the birds’ haste.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blaze

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Autumn sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


After the new moon
a blaze in the eastern sky
startles a white dove.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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