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Raiment

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Mesquite blossoms at twilight, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


raiment new each spring—
the showy yellow blossoms
of the mesquite tree
 
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Mesquite blossoms: alluring to the bees.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Glow

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Palo verde trees in bloom as shadows lengthen, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, March 2015
 


“Let your colors out,”
the sky says to the desert,
“let your colors out.”
 
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Even at dusk the blossoms glow.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Deep Silence

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Great horned owl brooding in her nest in an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, March 2015
 


In the deep silence
of an old ironwood tree
nests a great horned owl.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Deep silence soothes the weary soul.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Brush

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Havre, Montana artist Mary Nault painting at an outdoor event in Yuma, Arizona
 


watercolor brush—
in each bristle a plum tree
laden with ripe fruit

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Praying

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


praying for raindrops
to settle the graveyard dust
before night descends

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Happiness

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Abandoned irrigation ditch at sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


happiness
in walking alone
at day’s end

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Companions

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Brittlebush leaves at twilight Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the brittlebush leaves
gathering light to themselves
my sole companions
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
The best companions are in nature.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Longing

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Kentucky farmer
longing to plant an orchard
in the wilderness

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Jazz

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Joshua White, performing at Village Jazz Series, Yuma, Arizona
 


bending to the notes
after endless rehearsals—
the jazz musician

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Greensong

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Ruins at El Charco del Ingenio conservation area, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


through a crumbling door
walking into summertime—
the greensong of leaves

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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