Category Archives: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Passing

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Barrel cactus blossoms, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


As December ends,
even the cactus blossoms
lament its passing.

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Cryptic

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


dead trees and no moon—
the cryptic constellations
of the shifting sands

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Defiance

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Saguaro cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 
 
life completes circle
at the end of the journey
death draws the last line*


final act of defiance
saguaro pierces the sky

*Haiku by Sara McNulty
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Threnody

Washing

Sharing

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Barrel cactus blossoms, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


This morning’s rainbow
shares its red-tangerine edge
with cactus blossoms.

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Storm

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


sacred thundering
first storm in the wilderness
music of the gods

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Joysong

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Barrel cactus blossoms, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


primeval joysong
blooming in the wilderness
feral holy notes

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Stretching

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


how the saguaro
never touching cloud or star
keeps stretching its arms

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Paths

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Hidden in this place—
paths where hapless wanderers
stumble toward the night.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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