Category Archives: Palo verde tree

Blue Monday: Tangles

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Tangled branches of a fallen palo verde tree, Yuma County, Arizona
  


Beyond the tangles, a patch of blue
Catches my eye and gives me a clue
About life’s tangles and how long they’ll last:
In the blink of an eye, they will be past.

  
Poem and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher 
 
  
 

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Birdsong

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Palo verde tree,
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


winter afternoon—
a nearly empty sky fills
with sudden birdsong

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Tangled

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A palo verde tree lights up at daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


A tangled tree tells tangled tales.

 
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Matins

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Palo verde tree just before sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


wilderness matins—
a new song spills from your beak,
little desert dove

 
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Lighting

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Palo verde blossoms, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Lighting the desert with new blossoms…

 
 
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Weekend

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Palo verde blossoms, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


  
~~ 1 ~~
  
First weekend of spring—
an outcry from a boulder
startles the blind man.
  
~~ 2 ~~
  
First weekend of spring—
by reading classics aloud,
she consoles herself.
  
~~ 3 ~~
  
first weekend of spring—
beach boys beating their sandals
to rid them of sand
  
~~ 4 ~~
  
First weekend of spring—
exhausted, though the surf pounds,
she sleeps on the shore.
  
~~ 5 ~~
  
First weekend of spring—
she tries to name the birdsong
that disturbs her sleep.
  
~~ 6 ~~
  
First weekend of spring—
a flame in the eastern sky
makes the blind man flinch.
 

 
Haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Palo verde tree

Fearing

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Palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

in the tree debris
a tiny hidden creature
fearing for its life

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Guardian

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Palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Guardian of twisted and tangled ways…

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Thanks

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Palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


a grateful pilgrim
giving thanks along the way
for each living thing

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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