Category Archives: Arizona

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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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 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
 
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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
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Guardian Angel”
 
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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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Tumbler

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Discarded plastic tumbler, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


the juggler fumbles—
a cup once full now empty
littering the sand

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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More Haiku Horizons: “Full”

More Carpe Diem: “Juggler”

More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Kudzu

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First morning light, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in the kudzu fields
half a continent away
how green the morning

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Barren

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Dead Indigo Bush, snapped with an iPhone, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


wandering pilgrim
in a land of no grasses—
her barren footsteps
~~ ~~ ~~
Even barren lands reveal their beauty.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Miscanthus (Grass)”

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
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Bush Clover”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

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