Category Archives: blossom

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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Glee

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First Brittlebush blossoms of November, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


brittlebush blossoms
outshining the midday sun—
blind boy claps with glee

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fallen

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Blossoms fallen from an Indigo Bush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


some fallen blossoms
littering the desert sands—
that is all there is

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Gleaming

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Bandelier National Monument, northern New Mexico
 


gleaming in the grass
ten thousand coins of pure gold
disguised as flowers

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Shifting

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Melon blossom, Southern California
 


in the melon field
a shifting world of darkness
underneath the vines

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Perhaps

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Globe Mallow at twilight, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Perhaps the tortoise
needs the mallow’s flickering
to find its way home.

 

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Bribing

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Ironwood tree in bloom, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in hidden places
conspiracies of blossoms
bribing bumblebees

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Conspiracies

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Ironwood tree in bloom, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in hidden places
conspiracies of blossoms
bearing up the sun

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Blazing

Magnolia
Magnolia blossom, Southern California
 

magnolia candle
blazing up to light the sky
and the pilgrim’s way

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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