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Sound Bites

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A crumbling wooden wagon wheel, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 
 


  
~~ 1 ~~
  
in the corridor
of the nursing home at noon—
clicking of dentures
  
~~ 2 ~~
  
An old man stumbles,
then stoops to tie his laces—
winter afternoon.
  
~~ 3 ~~
  
Midwinter musing—
are there no doves anymore
to sing down the sun?
  
~~ 4 ~~
  
after last night’s flood—
slicing twisted clothesline cords
with a rusty knife
  
~~ 5 ~~
  
Midwinter musing—
could her own experience
help somebody else?
  
~~ 6 ~~
  
What explanations
need a dormant plum tree give
for its existence?
  
~~ 7 ~~
  
dandelion fluff—
the anarchy of autumn
riding on the wind

 
 
Haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Glimpse

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Through the leafless branches of an old ironwood tree, the Sonoran Desert sky in southern Arizona glows deep blue.
 


winter afternoon—
a glimpse through twisted branches
of the barren path

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Stained

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Day’s end, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Mourning doves nestle
among the twisted branches,
stained with day’s last light.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Tales

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Graffiti on a house wall, Zacatecas, México
 


letters of graffiti telling twisted tales

 
Text © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Cradling

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Sunrise, seen through the branches of an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


wasteland citizen—
gnarled and twisted ironwood
cradling day’s first light

 
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

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Distant

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Shattered and desiccated remains of a saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


tortured by the sun
things twisted and forgotten—
distant is the plum

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Written

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Palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

weird and wondrous tales
written in the twisted bark
of a desert tree

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Bathing

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Shattered and desiccated remains of a saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


bathing in sunlight
things twisted and forgotten—
distant is the plum

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Rejoicing

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


at twilight
all the twisted things
rejoicing

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon