Category Archives: Arizona

Welcoming

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Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua), Northern Arizona
 


welcoming
all things ravenous—
bright blossoms

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Stone

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Someone left a stone at Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona. (Read why people leave stones at Roxaboxen.)
 


Left for passersby to see,
This wee stone delighted me.
When I saw its shade of blue,
I thought right away of you
And the way the summer skies
Show themselves in your bright eyes.

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Face

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Coyote painted on a stone by artist Pat Hansen, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


A face peers from the stone.

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Glimpse

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Sunrise in May, seen through the branches of an indigo bush (Psorothamnus fremontii) , Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


through tangled branches
a glimpse of the homeward way—
her heart skips a beat

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Gates

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Clifton, Arizona
 


sagging gates—
behind them a dog
worries bones

 

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Pallet

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Blue-painted edge of a pallet at a construction site, Southern Arizona
 


An old wooden pallet
With peeling blue paint—
A quirky attraction
For sinner and saint.

 
 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Glimpse

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Sunrise in May, seen through the branches of a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


Through tangled branches
a glimpse of the homeward way
satisfies my heart.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Amen

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Mourning dove, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


First spring funeral—
after the priest’s final prayer,
a dove coos amen.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Birds”

Downplay

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Discarded materials from a construction site gathering evening shadows, Southern Arizona
 
 


In a box of castoff wood,
Shadows do what shadows should:
Downplay darkness, accent light,
Making all the world seem right.
 
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Shadows find homes in strange places.

 
 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Cluttered

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


early spring twilight—
even my desert garden
is cluttered with clouds

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

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