Category Archives: California

Sticking

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Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


not even a scream
can dislodge desert shadows—
a fine sticking point

 
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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Symmetry

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Strawberry cactus (Mammillaria dioica), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


one point, then the next
strawberry cactus blossoms
fragrant symmetry

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Sabi and Wabi”
 
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Companion

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


a distant mountain
the resting place for raven
my sole companion

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Calligraphy

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Desert Agave, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


first calligraphy
written in the wilderness—
foxes sniff the lines
~~ ~~ ~~

Desert calligraphy: Shadows write new poems.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fruitless

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Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Seeking shepherd’s purse
in lands of desolation—
fruitless is the task.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Shepherd’s Purse”
 
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Aching

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Golden poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Southern California
 


a golden poppy
mistaken for a crocus
aching in the light

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Crocus”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Pathway

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Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, California
 


Far from arrow-straight,
still the sacred pathway leads
to the Spirit’s house.
 
~~ ~~ ~~


Will 2015’s path be marked clearly?

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Sacred Arrow”

Prickly

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A stand of Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


in prickly places
the peace and consolation
of the pilgrim way

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Peace”

Lamp

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