Category Archives: saguaro cactus

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.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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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?

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Chilling

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Saguaro cactus on the outskirts of Ajo, Arizona
  


A cactus alone on a hill,
When winter came, took a great chill;
It sneezed and it snoozed,
It freezed and it froozed,
That cactus alone on a hill.

 
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A lone saguaro
pierces the clouds at sundown
with its deadly spines.

  
Limerick, haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Daybreak

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Daybreak with a saguaro, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


 
Photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Fallen

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A fallen saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Southern Arizona
 


Fallen saguaro—
how many more moonrises
until I fall too?

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Evening

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A saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Southern Arizona
 


Wilderness evening—
what key unlocks the secrets
hidden in the clouds?

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Distant

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Shattered and desiccated remains of a saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


tortured by the sun
things twisted and forgotten—
distant is the plum

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Straining

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Saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


autumn afternoon—
straining to hear a wren’s note
as shadows lengthen

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher