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Enough

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A late-summer sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Raucous crow, enough!
Disturb the peace no longer,
screeching at your mate!

  
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Task

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Watching through my window as the Arizona sun rises in September
 


Little mourning dove,
singing up the sun each day—
this task falls to you.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Daybreak

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A gravel road at sunrise, Yuma County, Arizona
 


On a country road
a dove begins at daybreak
to sing a new song.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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No respect

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Just before an August sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Have you no respect,
crow on the distant mountain,
for the rising sun?

 
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Glimpse

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Midsummer sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Have you waited long
to catch a glimpse of daylight,
little desert dove?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Walt Whitman Would Have Loved It

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August sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Walt Whitman would have loved it,
The song I heard at dawn,
A part of the great chorus
That seamlessly goes on:
 
The singing of a nation
In voices great and small—
Workers in the factories,
And horses in the stall;
 
Stones in parched and lonely lands,
A bird upon the wing—
When the blazing sun comes up
All things begin to sing.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Dove

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Midsummer sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Little desert dove,
I listen for your singing
sunrise to sunset.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Matins

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Palo verde tree just before sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


wilderness matins—
a new song spills from your beak,
little desert dove

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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The Yogi

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


A yogi once lived by himself near a tree,
Waiting and watching with wonder;
His mission in life was solely to see
How rain came from lightning and thunder.
 
Alas for the yogi, he didn’t attain
The dream he had so long pursued.
And so, he massaged his poor muddled brain,
And proceeded to meditate nude.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Notes

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A new day begins, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


long before daybreak
I listened for the dove’s song—
now the first faint notes

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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