Category Archives: Arizona

Companion

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Little bird at daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


at dawn
I wash my feet with dew
the longest day


with only one small bird
as my companion

 
*Opening gambit by Yozakura (1640-1716)
 
Final two lines and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Inspired by Yozakura”

Crowd

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Blossoms of a Palo verde tree at sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


crowd of well-wishers
waiting for me at sunrise—
ten thousand blossoms

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem’s Time Glass: “Sunrise”

Shards

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Bits of broken glass, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in litter fields
guessing where sage might grow
among glass shards

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Sage”

Underground

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


ten years underground—
still her husband comes from home
for their weekly chat

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Home”

Mushroom

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Desert Shaggy Mane (Podaxis pistillaris), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


a desolate space—
one desiccated mushroom
holding night and day

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Space”
 
More Carpe Diem: “Mushrooms”

Stitching

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in big sky country
hidden saguaro tailors
stitching light to air
~~ ~~ ~~


In big cloud country I diminish.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Words by Francis of Assisi”

Sniffing

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Autumn leaves, Apache County, Arizona
 


sniffing fallen leaves
for clues to my existence—
harsher cries the crow

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

Windfall

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Photo mural, Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona
 


for the hungering
a heavenly fruitfulness
windfall of ripe corn

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

Legacy

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Remnants of wildflowers, Northern Arizona
 


first frost’s legacy—
bouquets of wasted flowers
ready to sow seeds

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Ghost Writer Prompt”

Petitions

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Prayer flags in Sedona, Arizona
 


not a sigh of wind
even humble petitions
tumbling to the ground

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Prayer Flags”

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