Category Archives: blossom

Brightening

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Brittlebush blossoms, early January, Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona
 


even in winter
auspicious yellow blossoms
brightening the land

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Rising

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


brittlebush blossoms
rising to greet the new year—
even crows join in

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Sweeping

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A variety of aloe in bloom, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Sweeping the garden
of debris from last night’s storm,
I’ve time to ponder
these golden aloe blossoms
near the Buddha at the well.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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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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