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Paradise

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Southern California
 


Sometimes paradise
comes peeking through the cattails
on a sunny day.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Paradise”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Lamp

Clinging

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


no consoling dew
for the desiccated things
clinging to the wind

 

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Solace/Consolation”

Calling

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Saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


Calling to winter,
saguaro’s voice is too weak,
so autumn remains.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “The Cold Within the Sound”

Lantern

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View of a courtyard in Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, Sedona, Arizona
 


Red paper lantern—
mistaking it for ripe fruit,
wrens peck at its flesh.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Lantern”

Resolute

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Wind sweeps over an abandoned livestock chute, Luna, New Mexico
 


Spirit of the wind,
how resolute your warnings
in moments like these.

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Spirit of the Wind”
 
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 188: “Resolute, Moments”

Shifty

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November sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


shape-shifters
lurking everywhere
day and night
~~ ~~ ~~


shifty creatures creeping through the dawn

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Transformation”

Debut

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November sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


In time for the moon
to make its dazzling debut,
the sun slips away.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Poetry Pantry #228
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Carpe Diem: “Inspired by Tomas Tranströmer”

Escape

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A Huichol woman climbs the steep path to Cerro de la Bufa, Zacatecas, México
 


a way of escape
from her daily drudgery—
ascent to the gods

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Escape”

Failing

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Beginning of dusk, November, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


finale
the failing daylight
then nightfall
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
fiery prelude
to dusk on distant mountains—
pilgrim presses on
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Sonoran Desert—
notorious for its light
rising and falling
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Singing toxic songs,
the lurking desert creatures
welcome one more dusk.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Dusk”
 
More Three Word Wednesday:”Fiery, Notorious, Toxic”

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