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Vying

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Ironwood tree in bloom, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Among the blossoms
one vies with the crescent moon
for a brighter spot.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Part

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Indigo Bush (Psorothamnus fremontii), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Between leaf and twig
there can be no compromise—
each plays its own part.

 
Poem © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Thorns

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Fallen ocotillo blossoms lodged in cholla cactus spines, March 2016, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


some thorns, a blossom—
surely one small bird will come
with a morning song

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Sweetness

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Blossoms of a Palo verde tree at sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


on the blossom way
sniffing the air hungrily
for all the sweetness

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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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