Category Archives: Anza-Borrego Desert

Shadows

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Day’s end, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 



 
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Afternoon

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Brilliant winter day, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


A few passing clouds
muffle a hawk’s piercing scream—
winter afternoon.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Stain

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Winter afternoon—
the mournful song of a dove
stains the barren hills.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Voices

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Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


in the wilderness
a hundred thousand voices
cactus is but one

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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What

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Winter storm clouds gather near Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


What word, little bird,
lures the thunderstorm closer
to the parched mountain?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Wonder

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Chuparosa
(Beloperone californica) in bloom, February 2018, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Kneeling in wonder
before the sacred mountain
I remove my shoes.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Empty

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An empty campsite, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Little cactus wren,
the table that looks empty
still holds ants for you.

 
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Sign

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A sign beside the road in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Bright day, long road, short shadows…

 
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Settled

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Day’s end, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Little cactus wren,
have you settled for the night
in this lonely place?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Tattered Garment

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Immigrants crossing illegally into the U.S. from Mexico often abandon clothing in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
  


Someone left a garment,
Left in the sand,
As she fled to safety
In a foreign land.
 
The garment’s torn and tattered,
And faded by the sun,
Yet bears the haunting beauty
Of someone on the run.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher