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Sips

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Arizona heat—
tall saguaros quench their thirst
with sips of water

 
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Blue Monday: Saguaro Blossoms

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Saguaro cactus blossoms, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
  


Saguaros do not bloom at night;
In daytime they’re ever so bright.
Against a blue sky
They dazzle the eye—
O what a magnificent sight!
  
Photo and limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Daybreak

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Saguaro cacti at daybreak on a spring morning, Pinal County, Arizona
 


just after daybreak
waiting for the cactus wren
to sing a new song

 
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Blue Monday: Saguaro Forest

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Saguaro cactus “forest,” Pinal County, Arizona
  


Saguaros stand guard through the night,
Ensuring the desert’s all right,
So when morning comes
(Without roll of drums)
The landscape appears calm and bright.
  
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Macro Monday 2: Saguaro

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A dead saguaro cactus still stands guard over the desert in Pinal County, Arizona.
 
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Bones

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“Bones” of a long-dead saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Desiccated bones—
noisy crow on the mountain,
let them rest in peace!

 
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Warriors

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Two saguaro cacti seem to be battling each other at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Sometimes in this world you see things that are strange.
I once saw two cactuses out on the range,
And swear they were punching out each other’s lights—
It was one of those weird and wonderful sights.
 
I wonder if that’s the way things go on Earth:
Contentions beginning the moment of birth.
Does anyone think that all warring will cease,
So all of Earth’s creatures can revel in peace?

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 

Saguaro flowers

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Saguaro cactus blossoms, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Saguaro flowers glowing
Against the bright blue sky
Fill me with greatest pleasure,
And here’s the reason why:
 
I think there’s nothing finer
Than seeing a white bloom
Juxtaposed against the sky
To chase away my gloom.

 
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Endings

Blossom

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Saguaro cactus blossoms, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Yellow butterfly,
does the white blossom please you?
Will you settle there?

 
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