Category Archives: Monday Mellow Yellows

Blossom

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First blossom of 2015 on a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


first yellow blossom
sprouting from a slender branch—
Buddha bows his head

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Kept

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Spent sunflower, Yuma East Wetlands, Yuma, Arizona
 


Though petals wither,
beauty’s promises are kept
by ripening seeds.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Chaos

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Caterpillar of White-lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Chaos the old hag,
disguised as a hungry worm,
devours the desert.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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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
 
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Peacock

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Orchid, National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Dublin
 


A greenhouse orchid
pretends to be a peacock,
fanning its proud tail.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Inn

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La Virgen de Guadalupe at a wayside shrine, Ajo, Arizona
 


The faithful draw near,
hoping to learn life’s secrets—
old inn of desire.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Magic

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Sunflower in irrigated alfalfa field, Southern Arizona
 


how a sunflower
can weave its golden magic
in a field of green

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Keeper

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Sacred Heart Church, Farmington, New Mexico
 


mystery keeper—
not divulging everything
in her mind or heart

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Keeper

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One of thousands of tributes left for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished June 30th in the Yarnell Hill Fire, at a memorial fence in Prescott, Arizona
 
Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?
Psalm 56:8, King James Version
 


Tell the wanderers
that their tears are safe with Me,
the Keeper of Love.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Be

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Virgin of Guadalupe mosaic by artist Anado McLauchlin, La Cieneguita, Guanajuato, México
 


Her one ambition:
serving God with all her heart—
“Be it unto me…”

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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