Category Archives: I Heart Macro

Bones

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Remains of a dead Teddy Bear Cholla (Cylindropuntia bigelovii), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


early spring morning—
lingering cold in the bones
of an old cholla

 
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

 
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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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Air

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Aloe in bloom, El Charco del Ingenio conservation area, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


something in the air
urging the bee and aloe
to smooth winter’s pleats

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Wonder

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Seaside flora at Border Field State Park, Southern California
 


one blossom—
dropping to my knees
in wonder

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Shifting

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Blossoms of a small barrel cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


lasting but an hour—
a nest of fragile blossoms
built in shifting sand

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Broken

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Fragment of a broken pot, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


scattered in the sand
bits of broken pottery
from a sad café

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Leading

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


on a level path
ten thousand crimson blossoms
leading to the hills

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Progress

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


hewing to the way
though pools of water be scant—
the pilgrim’s progress

 
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Returning

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Detail from a photo mural, Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona
 


A gluttonous crow
returning to the cornfields
cackles with delight.

 
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