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Confidence

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A small bougainvillea brightens the new year in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


In the year ahead,
as long as there are blossoms,
we shall be all right.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 

Seeking

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Sunrise on a chilly January day, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


first month of the year—
seeking courage at sunrise
to take one more step

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Courage”

Tattered

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Brittlebush blossoms, early January, Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona
 


first days of the year—
only some tattered blossoms
on the brittlebush

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Visiting

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Metal sculpture, Cattle Track Arts Compound, Scottsdale, Arizona
 


first days of the year—
visiting the sculptor’s house
for the seventh time

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Coat

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A snowy forest in northern New Mexico
 


first days of the year—
even the old pine forest
puts on a new coat

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Songs

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An outdoor altar at El Santuario de Chimayo, Chimayo, New Mexico
 


first days of the year—
a singer wakes up humming
songs he learned from stones

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Rope

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Rope on a horse-drawn wagon, Yuma Quartermaster Depot, Yuma, Arizona
 


first week of the year—
in my trembling hands a rope
to steady my way

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Cobweb

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Blue window, northern New Mexico
 


first week of the year—
at the widow’s blue window
a tattered cobweb

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Light

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Shadow lamp, northern New Mexico
 


first week of the year—
even the shadowy lamp
cannot hide its light

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Splendor

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Christmas decorations at an Arizona church
 


last year’s ornaments
shining in quiet splendor
for a few hours more

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher