Category Archives: Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Potter’s Field

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Afternoon shadows lengthen in the potter’s field, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


in the potter’s field
far from any beach or strand—
a widow’s keening

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Streams

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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


a single blossom
renewing the streams of light
in sorrow’s old house

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Eager

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


a trip through shadows—
eager this April morning
for the gifts of light

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Panting

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


parched and barren land
panting for refreshing rain—
threnody of dust

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Warning

Difficult

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Prickly Poppy (Argemone pleiacantha), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


It is difficult
on the dark and thorny way—
stories no one tells.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Canticles

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Desert Globe Mallow, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


magical torches
blazing a way for pilgrims—
canticles of praise

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Runaways

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Desert Sunflower (Geraea canescens), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


darting through the sky
a dozen runaway kites—
boys in disbelief

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Enough

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Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


tattered scraps of shade—
enough for weary pilgrims
plodding through the waste

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Scrap

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Aztec Ruins, Aztec, New Mexico
 


a scrap of wisdom
nestling in the ruined walls—
pilgrim souls rejoice

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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