Category Archives: Beavertail cactus

Mountaintop

Beavertail cactus, April 2015 photo AnzaBo.beavBlossoms_zpse3mpkesz.jpg
Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom, April 2015, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Mountaintop afire—
can no one quench the burning
of the holy flame?

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 

When mountains burn, panicked creatures flee.

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fire

Beavertail cactus, April 2015 photo AnzaBo.beavBlossoms_zpse3mpkesz.jpg
Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom, April 2015, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


fire on the mountain—
perhaps a holy presence
making itself known
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
mountain fire
holy the presence
burning bright
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
among the flames
holiness
burning

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Buds

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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) blossom buds, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


in her latest dream
a cactus with no blossoms
only tiny buds
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
first the buds, then the blossoms

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Streams

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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


a single blossom
renewing the streams of light
in sorrow’s old house

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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