Category Archives: Arizona

Desperation

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Abandoned bed springs, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


through hot desert nights
desperation drives their dance
naked on the springs
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
the rusty bedsprings—
nestling in each coil some sleep
summer nights forgot

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Raiment

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Mesquite blossoms at twilight, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


raiment new each spring—
the showy yellow blossoms
of the mesquite tree
 
~~ ~~ ~~

 

Mesquite blossoms: alluring to the bees.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Swept

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First blossoms on an ironwood tree, March 2015, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


swept up together
first blossoms on the ironwood
and the bright blue sky

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
For my inspiration, I have used this haiku by Santoka Taneda:
 
dew and
fallen leaves
swept up together
 
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Snaking

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


a path to somewhere
snaking through the barren waste—
to follow or not

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Key

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Tile key inlaid in concrete, Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona
 


a magical key
unlocking secret gardens
where white roses bloom

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Dry

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A dry wash at dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


no mud for the snail—
a wash once filled with water
running dry with sand

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fattening

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Palo verde blossoms, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


over the wasteland
waving a witch hazel wand
to fill in the blanks
with blossom upon blossom
fattening on noonday sun

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Glow

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Palo verde trees in bloom as shadows lengthen, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, March 2015
 


“Let your colors out,”
the sky says to the desert,
“let your colors out.”
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Even at dusk the blossoms glow.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Tombstones

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


among the tombstones
remembering all loved ones
on this sacred day

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Mingled

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A wash with many footprints, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


walking through the wash
where others walked before me—
our mingled footprints

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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