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Quiet

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Weathered and faded headstone decorations at twilight, Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


even the ravens
quiet their clattering tongues—
women in mourning

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Face

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Our Lady of Sorrows, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


in autumn’s twilight
catching a glimpse of a face
on a weathered stone

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 

Not all sorrows are the same.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Stripped

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Gnarled ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


weathered desert tree
stripped of all its ornaments
till the next blooming
 
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Surviving the desert’s vicissitudes takes fortitude.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Journeys

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Weathered wagon wheel, Yuma Quartermaster Depot, Yuma, Arizona
 


weathered spokes and wheels
their endless jolting journeys
following the wind

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ivories

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Remains of a hapless sheep, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
tickling ivories
scintillating music sound
filling the inner soul*


a lamb’s weathered shoulder bone
embracing the wind and sand

*Opening gambit by Carol L. McKenna of A Creative Harbor
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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