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Tangled

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An orange tree in need of pruning in a Phoenix, Arizona backyard
 


Through tangled branches
no one can see the new moon,
even at midnight.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Uncommon Questions


What do night, an owl, and a rose
have in common?
Do the birds know what caused
the sun to rise this morning?
If you found the caws of crows
in an oak tree,
would you leave them there
or put them in your pocket?
Why are you perched in the oak,
ready to flee?

 

Poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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Cover

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


October morning—
a wounded bird takes cover
in a tangled tree.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Crow

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El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico
 


Crow in the pine tree,
will you ever stop mocking
what you can’t explain?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Moment

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


At any moment
a mourning dove may alight
on the leafless tree.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Wren

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A tree with broken branches near the shores of Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona
 


Can the shattered tree,
wren who seeks a nesting place,
hold your featherweight?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Photograph

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


In the photograph
one dark tree tries to withstand
a winter sunrise.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Carols

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Ornaments on a Christmas tree in a Yuma County, Arizona church
 


carols in the air
carols, carols everywhere—
love and peace and joy

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Songs

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Another blazing sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  

In a barren tree
a mourning dove sings new songs
to the rising sun.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Song

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Upper Lake Mary, Coconino National Forest, Arizona
 

If not the pine tree,
then perhaps the mountain lake
will teach me a song.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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