Category Archives: Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Sizzling

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Gnarled ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


heat-tolerant plants—
immigrants rest till nightfall
then slip farther north
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
another sizzling day in the Sonoran

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Framed

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


even the shadows
clamor for mountains to fall
and crumble to dust

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 

clouds and shadows framing the mountains

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Finding

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Someone’s lost locket, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


a golden locket
mistaken for a pebble
still love at first sight
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
finding lost things in the desert

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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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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Cleft

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The Citadel, Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


The cleft affords a grand view.


high country morning—
through a cleft in the stone wall
the scent of campfires

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Swallowed

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Red Dirt Shirts, Sedona, Arizona
 


Some shadows like to swallow buildings.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Listen

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One of many ancient ruins at Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


Old ruins tell new stories. Listen!

 
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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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Shining

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Desert sunflower (Geraea canescens), Navajo National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


Desert flowers shine in shadowy places.

No one can tell me
why the stones are smudged with smoke
disguised as shadows.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Flung

Sunflower and bee
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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