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Six Takes on ‘Autumn Afternoon’


Autumn afternoon—
softly a cat mounts the steps
leading to the porch.
 
Autumn afternoon—
rows of red automobiles
mimic maple leaves.
 
Autumn afternoon—
she waters red begonias,
careful to miss none.
 
Autumn afternoon—
a man in a dirty suit
blends in with the leaves.
 
Autumn afternoon—
one stitch in the white doily
keeps unraveling.
 
Autumn afternoon—
I assist an old woman
hobbling with a cane.

 
  
Haiku © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Oasis

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The pond, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


desert oasis—
psalms older than creation
rising from the pond

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Seeking

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Plaza de Armas, Zacatecas, México
 


in time of trouble
seeking the soothing waters—
seven miles to go

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Sorrows

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La Virgen de Guadalupe guarding a headstone, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


from the deep waters
drawing yet another draught—
the well of sorrows

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Celebrating

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Statue of a young child in the Huichol exhibit, Museo Zacatecano, Zacatecas, México
 


At the festival
celebrating girls and boys
no one waters thorns.

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Healing

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Seasonal stream, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


whispering waters—
sipping from the healing stream
mercies for today

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Pause

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Sunflower in August, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Somewhere in Sudan
a sunflower is blooming—
the Nile’s waters pause.

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Kingfisher

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Early morning at a retirement community golf course, Southern Arizona
 


kingfisher morning—
scanning the placid waters
for one piscine sign

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Satisfied

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Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


her hunger and thirst
satisfied in the garden—
the waters of grace

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Waters

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Yuma East Wetlands, Yuma, Arizona
 


woodland waters
coming with my hands cupped
to dip silence

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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