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Lighthouse

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Diamond Head Lighthouse, Honolulu, Hawaii
 


intrepid sailors
keeping their eyes on the light
fair weather or foul
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
lighting the way for all seafarers

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ladybug

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Display in the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Las Vegas, Nevada
 


Darling, scarlet ladybug,
On the prowl for bugs and such,
If I met you on the rug,
I would not be frightened (much).

 
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in a garden row
wishing for a ladybug
to devour the pests

Text © 2015 and photo © 2009 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Feigning

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Abandoned amphitheatre, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


on his shadow bed
feigning health and heartiness
one of Shakespeare’s kings
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Plays past echo in the stones.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Hiding

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Havre, Montana artist Mary Nault working on a watercolor at an outdoor event in Yuma, Arizona
 


peony bouquet
still hiding in the bristles
of the artist’s brush
 
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From an artist’s brush, great surprises!

 
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Fountain

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Plaza de Armas, Zacatecas, México
 


With the same longings
people and pigeons gather
where the fountain flows.
 
In the quiet hours
stars slip into the waters—
those who drink them shine.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
“Come, thou Fount of every blessing…”

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Tangled

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Distant mountains, glimpsed through a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


tangled in the shade
of a gnarly desert tree—
trembling little dove

 

Text © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Lament

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


twenty months of drought
the fortitude of pine trees
blackbird’s plaintive song—
dreams of rainwater settling
in the shadows of the rock
 
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How long until the rainy season?

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Wilting

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Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


the garden stone’s heat—
even my white umbrella
is wilting today
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Wilting weather has come our way!

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Huddling

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Decorated river stones left by young visitors, Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona
 


On the longest day
stones huddle in the shadows
to escape the sun.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Spots

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Barrel cactus (Genus Ferocactus), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


spots of cactus shade
where the mouse and lizard hide
from the fiery sun

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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