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Riffs on Autumn

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Cottonwood leaves with autumn color, Yavapai County, Arizona

~~ 1 ~~
her passion for trees
especially in autumn
when leaves turn golden
~~ 2 ~~
autumn afternoon—
hoping to find her lost keys
under yellow leaves
~~ 3 ~~
drifting near the edge
of a little woodland pool—
seven autumn leaves
~~ 4 ~~
autumn afternoon—
wandering with my lover
through the browning fen
~~ 5 ~~
autumn afternoon—
somehow the sky seems lighter
shrugging off the rain
~~ 6 ~~
late autumn twilight
making me blink once, then twice
in awe and wonder
~~ 7 ~~
With wild geese wheeling,
how can I count the autumns
that have flown away?

Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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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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Low-lying woodland near Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
my little green lawn
dreams about the pampas grass
I dream of the stars*

even woodland water pools
are filled with sacred riddles

*Opening gambit by JazzBumpa of Retirement Pastels
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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