Category Archives: Arizona

Wonder

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October sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


even the Buddha
blinks in wonder this morning—
no more bush clover

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

Halcyon

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Yuma East Wetlands, Yuma, Arizona
 


halcyon river
neither ducks nor leaping fish
parting the waters

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Movement”
 
More Straight Out of the Camera Sunday

Departed

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iPhone photo, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


tiny rodent skull
littering the desert floor
a departed soul

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “A Departed Soul”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Helpful

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


in a desert land
dust whirling round the tombstones
morning, noon and night—
how helpful to remember
the same end awaits us all

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Helpful”
 
More The Art of Remembering at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Snatchers

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Mission San Xavier del Bac in the Sonoran Desert, Tucson, Arizona
 


made for snagging kites
two palms above the mission
sniffing at the wind
~~ ~~ ~~
kite snatchers waiting for some victims

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

Prey

Steeple

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Mission San Xavier del Bac in the Sonoran Desert, Tucson, Arizona


from Vladivostok
to the Sonoran Desert
steeple by steeple
pilgrims following pathways
only eyes of faith can see

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

Longing

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


longing for something
other than these barren wastes
perhaps one blossom

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Shiba Sonome’s ‘Longing for Someone'”

Dangling

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


tombstone to tombstone
dangling between death and life
a young soldier’s ghost

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
More Carpe Diem: “Garry Gay’s ‘In the Cemetery'”

Glow

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Morning glow, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


ordinary earth
basking in a twilight glow
holy is its name

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Sacred Earth”

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