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A stray bouquet from a desert cemetery, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


a rough departure
from the grave dug yesterday—
tattered silk bouquet

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

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Brittlebush blossoms, early January, Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona
 


first days of the year—
only some tattered blossoms
on the brittlebush

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Cobweb

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Blue window, northern New Mexico
 


first week of the year—
at the widow’s blue window
a tattered cobweb

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Kimono

Saltcedar at dusk
Salt cedar at dusk, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


her old kimono
tattered by a thousand winds
still glowing at dusk

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Birds

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August sunset, Southern Arizona
 


a tattered scarecrow
puts on a new suit of clothes—
palm fronds at sunset
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
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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Seasons

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Melange of autumn leaves near the banks of Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


among the brown ones
a single red maple leaf—
autumn’s tattered texts
in the middle of a book
that the author never ends

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Remnants

 photo Sonorantatteredblooms_zps567a88fd.jpg
Brittlebush blossoms, early January, Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona
 


There are no blossoms,
except some tattered remnants,
on the brittlebush.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Texts

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Melange of autumn leaves near the banks of Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


Even in decay
the tattered texts of autumn
tell of summer nights.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Enough

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Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


tattered scraps of shade—
enough for weary pilgrims
plodding through the waste

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Texts

Leaf melange photo Leafmelange_zps85e4bc52.jpg
Melange of autumn leaves near the banks of Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


among the brown ones
a single red maple leaf—
autumn’s tattered texts

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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