Category Archives: ocotillo

Blush

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Ocotillo blossoms during the spring 2017 “super bloom” at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Little cactus wren,
the ocotillo blossoms
blush to hear you sing.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Thorns

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Fallen ocotillo blossoms lodged in cholla cactus spines, March 2016, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


some thorns, a blossom—
surely one small bird will come
with a morning song

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ocotillo

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Ocotillo, blossoming after winter rains, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


After winter rain,
even the ocotillos
seem to sing for joy.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ocotillo

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Ocotillo, greening after winter rains, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


After winter rains,
even the ocotillo
seems to sing for joy.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Tapestry

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Ocotillo branches, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


wild and thorny threads—
ocotillo tapestry
woven through the sky

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Taskmasters

Wastelands

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Ocotillo blossoms, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Something in the air
compels the ocotillo
to call wastelands home.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Leading

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Ocotillo blossoms, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


on a level path
ten thousand crimson blossoms
leading to the hills

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Progress

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Ocotillo blossoms, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


hewing to the way
though pools of water be scant—
the pilgrim’s progress

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Dancing

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Ocotillo branches, green after summer rain, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


morning festival—
branches in the wilderness
dancing for the sun

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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