Category Archives: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Hush

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Noisy cactus wren,
won’t you hush up long enough
to see the blossoms?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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On a road less traveled

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


On a road less traveled
I took my trusty bike,
Hoping that I’d see a snake
Or something else I like.
 
But that road less traveled
Made both my tires go flat,
So I sat beside the road
And fiddled with my hat.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Endings

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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