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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
 
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a palm at sunset—
how the sparrows irritate
every thirsty frond
 
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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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Tolling

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Mission San Juan Capistrano, Southern California
 


long before sunset
even the wren stops singing
to heed the bell’s toll
 
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tolling a bell for all seasons

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fireflies

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Spring sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


one more small wonder
the light from all those fireflies
blotting out the sun

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Happiness

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Abandoned irrigation ditch at sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


happiness
in walking alone
at day’s end

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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