Category Archives: Macro Monday 2

Sunflowers

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Deepening autumn—
the dowdy old sunflowers
put on their last show.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Bird

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Remains of a ravaged bird, Yuma County, Arizona
 


A bird without its feathers
Is not going anywhere,
Although it longs for freedom
And for flying through the air.
 
A bird without its feathers
Is deceased, most probably,
And will never see the sun
That still shines on you and me.

  
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Bones

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“Bones” of a long-dead saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Desiccated bones—
noisy crow on the mountain,
let them rest in peace!

 
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Reunion

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An old King James Version Bible, open to James 1:22-24
 


her open Bible—
getting together again
with words that instruct

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Respect

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


I have respect (the gardener says)
For beans and flowers and trees.
In wonder I kneel before living things—
I’ve nearly worn out my knees.
 
Even for weeds I have great respect.
(A weed’s a plant out of place).
You have to admire their tenacity—
They’re older than all our race.
 
But most of all, it’s stones I esteem;
They’re stalwart and brave and true,
Imparting their wisdom to those who care—
I’m one of those people, are you?

 
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Flood

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Detail of a carpet in a church in Wellton, Arizona
 


If a mighty flood should come,
Sweeping through the church’s doors,
Carpets would be overwhelmed
As would all the parquet floors.
 
When the mighty flood subsides,
Just as in the Bible lore,
There will come an olive branch
From the One who makes waves roar.

 
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Kintsugi

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Broken dinnerware, littering the desert near Yuma, Arizona
 


Kintsugi master,
gather up these scattered shards,
and with your lacquer,
glue them together again,
more beautiful than before.

 
Photo and tanka © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Common

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


common marigolds
looking uncommonly bright
after last night’s rain

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Scintillating music

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Cactus needles, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 
 

scintillating music
carries her into most nights
with a flagrant disregard
for what her neighbors think
a leap of faith
that’s how she found her way
and it dawns on her
each time she prays late at night
that the spill that might have happened
did not
the end that might have come
did not
the leap that might have killed her
did not
she knows she owes everything
to that leap
and is not nonchalant
but
grateful

 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Gifts

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


gifts from the ocean
strewn along a sandy beach
free for the taking

 
Haiku © 2017 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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