Category Archives: blossom

Wastelands

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Ocotillo blossoms, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Something in the air
compels the ocotillo
to call wastelands home.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ripening

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Trailing Milkweed (Sarcostemma hirtellum), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


strewn along the branch
a thousand years of darkness
ripening to stars

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Stitching

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Brittlebush in December, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Unfettered

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Brittlebush in December, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


now the land is free
bursting with blossoms again—
fragrance unfettered

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fumbling

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Brittlebush at sundown, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

Rustling leaves dancing
Light breeze brushing rosy cheeks
Young hearts aflutter*


underneath the brittlebush
he fumbles with her buttons

*Opening gambit by Kaykuala at Rainbow
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Touched

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Indigo Bush (Psorothamnus fremontii), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

indigo blossom
still singing in the thornbush
touched by desert sun

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Nuzzling

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Tamarisk (salt cedar) blossoms, Temecula, California
 


salt cedar blossoms
nuzzling the sky with fragrance
first morning prayers

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Dancing

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Dry ocotillo blossoms, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


morning festival—
fistful of brittle blossoms
dancing for the sun

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Circus

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Southern California
 


With golden faces,
clowns keep tumbling on and on—
circus of the sun.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Cup

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Nightshade blossom, Wilderness Gardens Preserve, Pala, California
 


Filling nightshade’s cup
from sky pools along her way,
pilgrim sips the stars.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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