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Indigo bush on a winter afternoon, Yuma County, Arizona
 


Full moon or blackbird—
which will be the first to come
and chasten winter?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Birdsong

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Palo verde tree,
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


winter afternoon—
a nearly empty sky fills
with sudden birdsong

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Rail

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Abandoned railroad tracks, Ajo, Arizona
  


Winter afternoon—
a dove lays down her last song
on a rusting rail.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Doves

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A leafless indigo bush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


How many doves leave
songs in the indigo bush
before winter ends?

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Photograph

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


In the photograph
one dark tree tries to withstand
a winter sunrise.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Caw

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Barrel cactus made plump by winter rains in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
  


On the sharpest spine
of an old barrel cactus
a crow leaves its caw.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Distant

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Peering through a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Winter afternoon—
so distant are the mountains
I cannot see them.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Faith

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Winter sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the farmer’s children—
putting their faith in his hands,
the hands that plant dreams

 
 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Song

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A winter day, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Winter afternoon—
a dove leaves its mournful song
on a frozen branch.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Changes

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Winter afternoon—
one dove falling from the clouds
changes everything.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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