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Threat

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Another sizzling day begins, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

first day of autumn—
an equatorial threat
knifing through the trees

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Equator”

Beguiling

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A creosote bush, left, and a palo verde tree seem to be conversing, while clouds and mountains listen, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Both bushes and trees
beguile the clouds with stories,
waiting for moonrise.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Inspired by Sogi”

Permission

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Leaves littering a sidewalk, Lexington, Kentucky
 


Who gave permission
for these leaves to loose themselves
from the neighbor’s trees?

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Carpe Diem: “Inspired by Richard Wright”

Cryptic

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


dead trees and no moon—
the cryptic constellations
of the shifting sands

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem Special #116

Beyond

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Indigo bush at sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


What the trees whisper
in a language beyond words
no mere tongue can tell.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Shiba Sonome’s ‘An Oak Deep in the Woods'”

Kindling

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Sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Is the Wily One
kindling barren trees again?
Such light! Such darkness!

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “In Light and Darkness”