Category Archives: Arizona

Perfume

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Blossoms on an ironwood tree, April 2015, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


delicate perfume
leaking from every blossom
of the ironwood

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Stories

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Prickly Poppy (Argemone pleiacantha), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, April 2015
 


gathering wisdom
in the shadow of the thorn—
stories no one tells

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Bones

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Discarded catfish carcass, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


howling wind—
an autumn note within
the bamboo flute


even catfish bones
quiver at the sound

 
*Opening gambit © by Kala Ramesh
 
Final two lines and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Headstone

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


even a headstone
shares too much information
about the deceased
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
I just don’t want to know…

 

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Dust

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


among the tombstones
seeking immortality—
dust clings to my feet

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fairy Duster

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Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla), Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


wilderness morning—
the flimsy crimson flowers
flaunting their color
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
hungry tongues close in
on tasty crimson blossoms—
hummingbird heaven
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
hummingbird tenses
before piercing the blossom
with its spear-like tongue

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ancestors

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


among the tombstones
walking with the ancestors
on this sacred day

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Bow

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A dead palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


palo verde tree
bent in the shape of a bow—
arrow loosed at dawn

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Depression

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


her deep depression
despite the brilliant blossoms
on her loved one’s grave
 
~~ ~~ ~~

 

Sometimes resurrection seems like a hoax.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Adoration

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Spring sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


at first light of day
bowing before the mountains
in adoration

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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