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Finding

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Sunset in a smoke-filled sky, Southern Arizona
 


just before sunset
finding the young me I lost
sixty years ago

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 

Song

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Late winter sunset, Yuma County, Arizona
 


Wilderness evening—
a dove returns to her nest,
cooing one last song.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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A Voice in the Night

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Winter sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


She lifted her voice against the sun,
Cursing because the daylight was done.
 
The coming of night would make her feel blue,
For none of her dreams would ever come true.
 
She pillowed her head and turned off the light,
Preparing to face the terrors of night,
 
But then came a voice, a voice not her own,
Whispering things from the past she had known:
 
You are the daughter of wisdom and light,
The child of mercy and goodness and right.

 
Be not afraid of the terrors ahead.
Lie down and sleep, child, for safe is your bed.

 
Over her heart washed a wave of relief,
The voice in the night assuaging her grief.

 
Poem and photo © 2018 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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Settled

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Day’s end, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Little cactus wren,
have you settled for the night
in this lonely place?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Chilling

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Saguaro cactus on the outskirts of Ajo, Arizona
  


A cactus alone on a hill,
When winter came, took a great chill;
It sneezed and it snoozed,
It freezed and it froozed,
That cactus alone on a hill.

 
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A lone saguaro
pierces the clouds at sundown
with its deadly spines.

  
Limerick, haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Bell

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Day’s end, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

At the sunset bell,
not another word from you,
trembling little dove!

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Dovesong

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Early spring sunset, seen through the branches of an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


first sunset of spring—
on a twisted branch dovesong
settles for the night

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Birds

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August sunset, Southern Arizona
 


a tattered scarecrow
puts on a new suit of clothes—
palm fronds at sunset
 
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enigmatic words
splashed blood-red against the sky—
ravens know the tongue
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
a palm at sunset—
how the sparrows irritate
every thirsty frond
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
gruesome little tales
wagged by pigeon tongues at dusk—
foxes slink away

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Lullaby

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Sunset on a golf course, Southern Arizona
 


pond at day’s end
cradling the weary light—
lullaby time

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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