Category Archives: Arizona

Balloons

Seeds
Seed pods on a Palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


blasted by the sun
ten thousand tiny balloons
bobbing in the breeze

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Woven

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the storm-flute player—
so many songs are woven
from notes of thin rain

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Tasty

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Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla), Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


tiny tongues close in
on tasty crimson blossoms—
hummingbird heaven

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Close

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


close to the tombstone
blue pitcher filled with flowers—
someone remembers

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Potter’s Field

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Afternoon shadows lengthen in the potter’s field, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


in the potter’s field
far from any beach or strand—
a widow’s keening

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Thorny

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Prickly Poppy (Argemone pleiacantha) seed pods at dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


It is difficult
on the dark and thorny way—
stories no one tells.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Plethora

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Just after sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in a barren land
no pattering of raindrops—
plethora of light

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Stirring

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Battered wagon wheel, Yuma Quartermaster Depot, Yuma, Arizona
 


a trip long ago
still stirring up memories—
winter’s bitter wind

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ample

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Palo verde tree, glowing with the last rays of daylight, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


showers of blossoms
reviving weary pilgrims—
springtime’s ample feast

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ravenous

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Mesquite blossoms at daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


soon to be devoured
fragile yellow pollen grains
ravenous the sand

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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