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Forgotten garden gloves, Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, California

addled gardener
dropping her gloves in the path
as the wild goose calls

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reclamation (solo no renga)

holding their hands on their knees
evening at a house                                         (Basho)

the old log relents, gleaming –
old spirits in flight

over cold granite… 138 more words


Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

looking for moonrise
while the sun’s still bearing down—
her old affliction

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher… 22 more words


among the mountain laurel

among the mountain laurel –
a phoenix
at peace

Linked to Carpe Diem #744:  River Breeze, where this haiku from Basho is our inspiration: 55 more words


An old cottonwood tree, framing the Animas River, Aztec, New Mexico

at the river’s edge
not the slightest breeze riffling
the cottonwood leaves

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher… 15 more words

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cottonwood snow

cottonwood snow
on a hot metal roof – 
summer waves

Linked to Carpe Diem Special #148, where Kikaku (a follower of Basho) provides today’s inspiration: 50 more words

giants (haibun)

She’d lingered at the creek as long as she could – until the streets called her home.  She wandered, letting the scenery direct her path:  left, where a crow scolded from the pines; right, where a chipmunk ducked into the ivy.   232 more words

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