Category Archives: blossom

Enticing

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Agave blossoms, May 2015, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


agave blossoms—
how enticing to the bee
sniffing for nectar

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Sniffing

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


Sniffing out a way
through the trackless desert waste,
I follow the blooms.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Renunciation

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Mesquite blossoms at daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


If the mesquite tree
were to renounce its blossoms,
how would it bear fruit?

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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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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Fire

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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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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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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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Ocotillo

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Ocotillo, blossoming after winter rains, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


After winter rain,
even the ocotillos
seem to sing for joy.

 
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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Rising

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Brittlebush blossoms, late December, Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona
 


brittlebush blossoms
rising to greet the new year—
blind boy claps with glee

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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