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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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New Ways

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~~ 1 ~~
bitter memory—
the night he broke her left arm
with a baseball bat
~~ 2 ~~
how an egret stands
on one leg, then the other
at the water’s edge
~~ 3 ~~
father of the bride
taking out his handkerchief
to dab at his eyes
~~ 4 ~~
first month of the year—
trying to find a new way
though she keeps stumbling
~~ 5 ~~
building a new nest—
the mice in the dead man’s shoes
tying up loose ends
~~ 6 ~~
smashing the last plate
in her mother’s collection
to vent her anger
~~ 7 ~~
ordinary rope
tying loose ends together
in a sacred knot
~~ 8 ~~
a brown serape
pulled tight across his shoulders—
old man shivering
~~ 9 ~~
first weeks of the year—
in her trembling hands a rope
to steady her way
~~ 10 ~~
old men playing chess
on a chilly afternoon
fumbling every move
~~ 11 ~~
trying to sort out
the logic of a young crow
that spurns fresh road kill
~~ 12 ~~
with trembling fingers
she tries to untie the wind
tangled in the oak

Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Rope on a horse-drawn wagon, Yuma Quartermaster Depot, Yuma, Arizona

first week of the year—
in my trembling hands a rope
to steady my way

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Distant mountains, glimpsed through a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

tangled in the shade
of a gnarly desert tree—
trembling little dove


Text © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona

eight hours till moonlight
to quell the desert’s trembling
from the noonday heat

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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