Category Archives: Himmelsk

Cicadas

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Cemetery, Mission San Antonio de Pala, Pala, California
 


sizzling summer day—
cicadas in the graveyard
buzzing at the dead

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Cooling Winds

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Saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


these barren places—
twenty thousand years ago
cooling winds took flight

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Lull

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Southern Arizona
 


just before sundown
a lull in conversation—
crickets fill the gaps

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Cuckoo

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


In her desert dreams
a little wayward cuckoo
stirs uneasily.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Kingfisher Morning

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Early morning at a retirement community golf course, Southern Arizona
 


kingfisher morning—
all the little fishes flee
deadly beak attacks

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Blue Flags

Blue banderas
 
Banderas festoon a street, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Even the shadows
know that the blue banderas
flutter tales of grace.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Rice Planters

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St. Thomas Indian Mission, Winterhaven, California
 


Needing no lamplight,
rice planters steal forth at dawn,
bearing tender shoots.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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New Tea

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Divination

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Nightshade blossom, Southern California
 


Can divination
reveal a flower’s secrets
or lay bare a stone?

 
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Flaming Out

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Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


after the battles
a tattered star flaming out
ashes to ashes

 
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