Category Archives: Blue Monday

Sweetness

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Ancient ruins, Pecos National Historical Park, northern New Mexico
 


an ancient sweetness—
essences of cloud and stone
mingling on my tongue

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Imperturbable

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Cholla cactus, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona
 


imperturbable—
even after New Year’s Eve
nothing sharp is dulled

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fallen

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Blossoms fallen from an Indigo Bush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


some fallen blossoms
littering the desert sands—
that is all there is

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Pretender

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Old advertising sign for sale at an antique store, Sedona, Arizona
 


hued in blue and gold
morning glory pretender
climbing up the wall

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Stripped

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Navajo National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


stripped by autumn frost
a lonely sentinel tree
guarding the canyon

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Desolation

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An outcropping of stone, Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


seeking one ripe plum
in lands of desolation
raven sniffs the wind

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Dreadful

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Hardened lava flow, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


dancing and praying
dark and dreadful shadows kiss
creature, cloud and stone

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Master

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Sidewalk sculpture in downtown Sedona, Arizona
 


splashing his canvas
with sunrises and lizards—
a master painter

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Retreat

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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


behind the closed doors
a room for quiet retreat—
seven wines of grace

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Refuge

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In the shade of a palo verde tree, with saguaro cactus in the distance, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona
 


in the shade a fly
takes refuge from a lizard
sizzling afternoon
 
~~ * ~~
 
hunting lizard
spies a tasty morsel
zip! zap! no fly!

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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