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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?

 
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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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Ninety

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Showers of blossoms on a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


ninety miles or more
from the tree with yellow blooms
one more frost to go

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Riches

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Late winter sunrise, filtered by the branches of an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


near the twisted tree
filling an empty alms bowl
with riches of light

 
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Madness

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Winter afternoon shadows settle near an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


waiting for some friends
near a tree that has no leaves—
midwinter madness

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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