Category Archives: Arizona

Morning

Dawn, Gila Mtns.
Subtle early morning shadows steal across agricultural land, Yuma County, Arizona
 


on little mice feet
morning skitters through the field
too early for crows
~~ ~~ ~~


Can a mouse move without skittering?

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

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Whimsical painting of hens on a building in Sedona, Arizona
 


While two hens argue
over which should get more corn,
mice cop some kernels.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Carpe Diem: “Haiku and Humor”

Seeking

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


seeking the healing
of bubbling wasteland hot springs
where the rainbow ends

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

Skulking

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


mysterious shadows skulking through the desert

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Dew

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in my broken bowl
gathering droplets of dew
morning by morning

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

Weary

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September sundown, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Weary of waiting
for the dragonfly’s return,
daylight slips away.

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

Branch

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Dove at daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


how the barren branch
hosts a hungry mourning dove
while God turns away

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Branch”
 
More Carpe Diem: “Tree of Life”

Squeezed

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Castoff wire, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


The full moon squeezes
behind a strip of thin wire,
waiting to pop out.

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

Snooze

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Prickly Poppy (Argemone pleiacantha) in September, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

 

To know a place you have to walk it again and again. Slowly. Eyes open. Expectantly. I walk the wilderness daily. Even on the same paths and in the same places there is always something new. I know where to find the ironwood tree and the indigo bush. I know where a young saguaro shelters in the shadows of its nurse tree, a palo verde. And I know where the prickly poppies grow, blooming in snowy profusion in April and May. As the desert days become hotter and hotter, the flowers go to seed. September is not a prickly poppy month. Yet something draws me to the place where I saw them in the spring. A single white blossom clings to one spiny, bedraggled stalk. I fall to my knees before this wonder, weeping for joy at my good fortune.


on poppy petals
darkness arranges itself
for a midday snooze

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

Remembering

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


next to your tombstone
a blue vase filled with flowers
remembering you

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Cemetery”

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