Category Archives: Arizona

Woodpecker

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


volcanic mountain—
woodpecker’s rat-a-tat-tat
stirring the ashes

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Dust

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Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


wilderness grasses
waiting for the winter rains—
a dust cloud ripens

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Basking

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Turtle garden feature, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


far from fog and frost
turtle basks in autumn sun
waiting for a fly

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

Blacksmith

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Blacksmith at work, Yuma Quartermaster Depot, Yuma, Arizona
 


outside a cabin
the hiss of iron heating
in a roaring forge
~~ ~~ ~~


blacksmith bending iron to his will

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Singer

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


In her company
even the dirge singer breathes
out a note of joy.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Company

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


in good company
the lengthy conversations
of saints and sinners

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

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