Category Archives: Northern Arizona

Fishing

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Lone sunflower, Northern Arizona
 


Although I don’t fish, I do love sunflowers, and so I am charmed by Richard Wright’s haiku:

 

Like a fishhook,
The sunflower’s long shadow
Hovers in the lake.

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 


In a sea of weeds
a lone sunflower fishes
for its lost shadow.

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Road

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A stone-lined pathway at Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


honeysuckle scent
perfuming the ancient road
that leads to the hills
 
on a rocky road
women with delicate feet
walking with their gods
 
fresh winds from the west
erasing every footprint
from the pilgrim way

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fortune

Window Rock
 

Window Rock, Arizona
 


eastern winds humming
summer morning songs through a
portal in the rock—
creatures crouching in the grass
the house of their good fortune

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Nap

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A deep depression near The Citadel, Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


last days of summer
settling in an earthen bowl
for an ursine nap

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Drought

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


twenty months of drought
the fortitude of pine trees
blackbird’s plaintive song
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
shimmering heat waves
rising in the wilderness—
spirits cry as gulls
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
just before sundown
scanning the sky for rainclouds—
even foxes pant

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Bedding


Kaibab National Forest, Northern Arizona
 


In the pine litter
ten thousand hidden creatures
find a bedding place.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Tangled

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Apache County, Arizona
 


wilderness meadow
tangled with light and shadow—
birdsong stuns the air

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Praise


 


Crickets chime your praise,
mower that no longer zings,
scissoring the grass.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Grains

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Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua), Apache County, Arizona
 


ripened pollen grains
hiding in the mallow’s heart—
feast for bee and ant

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Cluttering

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A street the morning after rain, northern Arizona
 


cluttering
the wayside puddle
a cloudbank

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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