Category Archives: blossom

Complicated

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Ocotillo blossoms, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Shadow, bloom, and thorn—
how complicated the soul
of the wilderness!

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Fading

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Fading bougainvillea blossoms on a trash heap, Wellton, Arizona
 


What is there to celebrate
When the brilliant blossoms fade?
Who rejoices at such loss?
Are not tender souls dismayed?
 
And yet in fading flowers
We see clearly what we are:
Blooms that shrivel at day’s end,
Leaving nothing near or far.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Windless

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Indigo bush blossoms, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


a windless morning
no movement among blossoms
littering the ground

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Movement”

Blush

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Ocotillo blossoms during the spring 2017 “super bloom” at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Little cactus wren,
the ocotillo blossoms
blush to hear you sing.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Saguaro flowers

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Saguaro cactus blossoms, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Saguaro flowers glowing
Against the bright blue sky
Fill me with greatest pleasure,
And here’s the reason why:
 
I think there’s nothing finer
Than seeing a white bloom
Juxtaposed against the sky
To chase away my gloom.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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From the ashes

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Ocotillo blossoms during the spring 2017 “super bloom,” Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Although these blooms are lovely,
They will not come again;
Blasted by the desert heat,
They vanished with the wind.
 
Yet I believe the promise
That beauty will arise
From the ashes of these blooms
To grace the desert skies.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Marigolds

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


We biked into the garden,
Where marigolds did bloom.
We thought we’d have a picnic
In this fine outdoor room.
 
We spread a checkered blanket,
Near where we laid our bikes;
We nibbled cheese, sipped some wine,
And listened to the shrikes.

 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Lighting

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Palo verde blossoms, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Lighting the desert with new blossoms…

 
 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Confidence

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A small bougainvillea brightens the new year in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


In the year ahead,
as long as there are blossoms,
we shall be all right.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 

Haiku My Heart for the End of 2016

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Brittlebush blossoms in December, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  

as winter deepens
the first bright blossoms appear—
wilderness glory

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
Lovers of small words and small poems usually gather each Friday with Rebecca at Recuerda Mi Corazon to share their haiku. However, because Rebecca’s computer is down, we will gather here today. Welcome!