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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Dusk”
 
More Three Word Wednesday:”Fiery, Notorious, Toxic”

Glee

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First Brittlebush blossoms of November, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


brittlebush blossoms
outshining the midday sun—
blind boy claps with glee

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem
 
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More Straight Out of the Camera Sunday

Beggar

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Zacatecas, México
 


beggar by the way
angling for a coin or two
or a crust of bread

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

Angel

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A child’s grave, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


a battered angel
guarding in every season
the little girl’s grave

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Guardian Angel”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Whirling with Solomon

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Each tiny poem begins with a line from Chapter 2 of “Song of Solomon,” taken from the King James Bible.
 
 


 
~~ 1 ~~
 
the singing of birds—
her soul yields to the trilling
of their morning tongues
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
the rain is over
earth’s parched palate is waiting
for another spring
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
upon the mountains
pumas mix with the ravens—
a mingling of tongues
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
voice of the turtle
more subtle than any breeze
soughing through the hills
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
the little foxes
fresh from the hunt at daybreak
feasting in their den
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
The winter is past—
hints of ice and snow still lurk
among the shadows.
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
shadows flee away
as the toasty hours approach
with high noon’s blazing
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
among the lilies
she tends morning by morning
one barbarous thorn
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
among the lilies
morning and afternoon sex
with her beloved
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
the secret places—
in them the lingering scents
of hurried affairs
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
the banqueting house
redolent of gin and wine
even before noon
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
lily among thorns—
the soul in dereliction
still fragrant with grace

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Ending

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Long shadows at day’s end, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


As shadows lengthen,
ants snuggle down for the night,
their mother the sand.
~~ ~~ ~~
Shadows lengthen as the day ends.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “A Mother of Stone”

Waiting

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Sunset on a golf course, Southern Arizona, captured with an iPhone
 


pond spirits waiting
for one more wave of darkness
to veil their antics

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem #605
 
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