Category Archives: desert

Pilgrim Way

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in a trackless waste
stopping for a while to pray
way of the pilgrim

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Straight Out of the Camera Sunday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Tengri: the Spirit of the Steppes”

Long

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


perhaps pyramids
beckon on the horizon
long is the journey

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Pyramid of Giza”

Stains

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


wilderness morning
sunlight the color of tea
staining the sand

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Tea”
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Embracing

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Dead Desert willow (Chilopsis linearis), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


one tattered willow
embracing the wilderness—
crow tries to explain

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Embracing”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Islands

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Dusk, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in the wilderness
islands of tranquility
hoarding pools of light

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ein Stück Himmel
 
More Carpe Diem: “Desert Island”

Vision

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Dead saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


my sweat lodge vision—
an old saguaro’s carcass
crumbling in the sun

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Garry Gay’s ‘Sweat Lodge'”

Plot

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Prehistoric animal carved in stone, Painted Rock Petroglyph Site near Gila Bend, Arizona
 


The stones tell stories
in tongues heard eons ago—
stars still know the plot.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Stonehenge”

Smudging

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Brittlebush in bloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Brittlebush blossoms—
who can eclipse their beauty
by smudging the light?

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Eclipse”
 
More Monday Mellow Yellows
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Down

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Ironwood tree at sundown, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

 


dragonfly
singing down the sun
one more time

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Dragonfly”

Dancing

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Ocotillo branches, green after summer rain, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


morning festival—
branches in the wilderness
dancing for the sun

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Festival”