Category Archives: flowers

Last Show

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


In midsummer’s heat
some dowdy old sunflowers
put on their last show.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
   
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Macro Monday 2: Zinnia

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Zinnia, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
Photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
 
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Bees

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Bee visiting a poppy in bloom at Mission San Juan Capistrano, Southern California
 


From bees of either gender
I tend to run and hide.
I fear that they will harm me
The longer I’m outside.
 
Indoors, away from stingers,
I find a book or two
To while away the daylight,
Until the bees are through.

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Macro Monday 2
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Gender”

Flung

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Sunflower at daybreak, Southern California
 


Someone flung these stars
across the meadow at dawn—
bees claw at their hearts.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Sunflower”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Gratitude

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Prickly Poppy (Argemone pleiacantha), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


ways of spear and thorn—
pilgrims quake with gratitude
for the daily tests

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem #409
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Blue Iris

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Iris along a walkway, Alameda García de la Cadena, Zacatecas, México
 

the simple brilliance
of this singular moment—
blue iris blooming

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Blue Flag/Iris”

Incense

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Ironwood (Olneya tesota) in bloom, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Never uprooted,
ancient ironwood still blooms—
sweet desert incense.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday
 
More The April Heights 2013: “Uprooted”

Aglow

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Chuparosa (Beloperone californica) Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


fiery desert birds
nesting in a lonely bush
tiny throats aglow

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More The April Heights 2013: “Fire”

Wedding

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California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) Southern California
 


On their wedding day,
Earth, clutching golden blossoms,
says her vows to Sky.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Friday’s Fences
 
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More Ein Stück Himmel #66
 
More Carpe Diem: “Golden Tree”

Morning Glory

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Wayside morning glory, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


eccentric garden—
a single morning glory
tangled in my heart

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More September Heights: “Glory”
 
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