Category Archives: Maricopa County

Weaver

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Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


nothing but cacti
featured in the rug’s design—
weaver’s little joke

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Taking

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Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


autumn afternoon—
from the lengthening shadows
taking what I need

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Reading

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Cottonwood leaf, Northern Arizona
 


autumn afternoon—
reading to a dying man
by the waning light

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Straining

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Saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


autumn afternoon—
straining to hear a wren’s note
as shadows lengthen

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Piercing

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Saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


at midday
from saguaro spines
piercing songs

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Kneading

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Shattered saguaro cacti, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 

afternoon sunshine
kneading old saguaro bones—
distant is the plum

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Parched

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Cholla cactus, White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


parched and barren land
longing for misty showers
to settle the dust

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Weather-beaten

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Dead saguaro cactus, White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


in the wilderness
weather-beaten saguaro
keening for its loss

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Weather

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Saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


kite-flying weather
arriving out of the blue
to tighten my string

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Bathing

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Shattered and desiccated remains of a saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


bathing in sunlight
things twisted and forgotten—
distant is the plum

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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