Category Archives: I Heart Macro

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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Lunchtime

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Insect on a yucca plant, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas
 


ravenous insect
lying in wait for its lunch—
the scent of ichor

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Taskmasters

Shifting

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Melon blossom, Southern California
 


in the melon field
a shifting world of darkness
underneath the vines

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Cradling

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Yucca transitioning from blossom to seedpod, Navajo National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


plump seedpod
cradling next summer
in secret

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Staining

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Fallen chuparosa (Beloperone californica) blossom, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Staining the desert—
what shall I call the blossom
that bleeds out its name?

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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After Frost

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Frost-damaged sunflower, Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


after seven frosts
even sunflowers yearn for
departing autumn

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Flung

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Sunflower at daybreak, Southern California
 


Someone flung these stars
across the meadow at dawn—
bees claw at their hearts.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Watercolors

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Tile star, Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona
 


When the stars retreat,
watercolors by Cézanne
fill the void with light.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Bone

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Sun-bleached backbones, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Flesh retreats from bone—
even the raven’s pleading
cannot change the odds.

 

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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