Category Archives: agave

Gathering

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Agave in bloom, April 2016, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


gathering wisdom
from sky and lizard and stone—
agave blossoms

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Showers

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Agave in bloom, April 2016, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


showers of pollen
falling from the agave—
lizards take shelter

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Hint

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Agave blossoms, May 2015, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


a hint of shadow
on the skin of the mountain—
blossoms stun the air
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
the living desert at blossom time

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Enticing

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Agave blossoms, May 2015, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


agave blossoms—
how enticing to the bee
sniffing for nectar

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Brittle

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Agave seed head, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


pointing me away
from this melancholy place—
dry and brittle stalk

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Calligraphy

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Desert Agave, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


first calligraphy
written in the wilderness—
foxes sniff the lines
~~ ~~ ~~

Desert calligraphy: Shadows write new poems.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Uprooted

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Uprooted Desert Agave, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


its prodigal blooms
shying away from wastelands—
Chinese bellflower
~~ ~~ ~~
uprooted agave still shines in beauty

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Blooms

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Agave blooming in November, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


in wasted places
not yellow valerian
but agave blooms

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ripened

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Agave seed head, turning brittle in the sun, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


ripened by the sun
a desert agave’s seeds
waiting for springtime

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Bones

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Agave past bloom, turning brittle in the sun, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Tell me, Grandmother,
why the old agave’s bones
pierce each passing cloud.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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