Category Archives: Arizona

Happiness

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Abandoned irrigation ditch at sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


happiness
in walking alone
at day’s end

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Companions

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Brittlebush leaves at twilight Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the brittlebush leaves
gathering light to themselves
my sole companions
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
The best companions are in nature.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Longing

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Kentucky farmer
longing to plant an orchard
in the wilderness

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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House

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Sunrise glimpsed through the branches of an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the way to my house
bestrewn with thorns and sorrows—
crow on the mountain

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Leaving

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Early morning ascent of a hot air balloon, southern Arizona
 


leaving the stage
for a higher calling
hot air balloon

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Rooster

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Rooster painted in acrylics by Havre, Montana artist Mary Nault at a recent outdoor event in Yuma, Arizona
 


a small church choir—
even the tenors welcome
the rooster’s singing

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Channeling

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Wildflowers at daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


channeling music
from the tiniest blossoms
the old shaman’s tongue

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Jazz

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Joshua White, performing at Village Jazz Series, Yuma, Arizona
 


bending to the notes
after endless rehearsals—
the jazz musician

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Blossom

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First blossom of 2015 on a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


first yellow blossom
sprouting from a slender branch—
Buddha bows his head

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Aglow

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Palo Verde tree at dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


one spark
setting the sky
aglow
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
how lonely
the palo verde
as night flees

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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