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Troubling Questions


What defines your life:
an open or a closed door,
the day or the night?
 
 
How well can you know
the rain’s checkered history
in a thirsty land?
 
 
Their ways are not yours,
so why expect the screendoors
to listen to flies?
 
 
When the leaves grew mean,
did you almost drop your rake
and scream in terror?

 
 
Haiku © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Whirligig #288
 
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Ways

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Arroyo, Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


seven ways of weird
one leading me through shadows
in the arroyo

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
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Anvil

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The smithy, Cattle Track Arts Compound, Scottsdale, Arizona
 


seven ways of frost—
not even the blacksmith’s breath
warms the anvil’s horn

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Willing

Stones
 
Stones in an arroyo, Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


raven, wind and stone
willing to teach the humble
wisdom’s hidden ways

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif: “Teacher”

Gratitude

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Prickly Poppy (Argemone pleiacantha), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


ways of spear and thorn—
pilgrims quake with gratitude
for the daily tests

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem #409
 
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