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Renunciation

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Mesquite blossoms at daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


If the mesquite tree
were to renounce its blossoms,
how would it bear fruit?

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Life

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Iron wheel on farm equipment, Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, California
 


a moment
of divinity
in one’s self
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Life keeps rolling on and on.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Bones

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Discarded catfish carcass, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


howling wind—
an autumn note within
the bamboo flute


even catfish bones
quiver at the sound

 
*Opening gambit © by Kala Ramesh
 
Final two lines and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Depression

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


her deep depression
despite the brilliant blossoms
on her loved one’s grave
 
~~ ~~ ~~

 

Sometimes resurrection seems like a hoax.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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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
 
~~ ~~ ~~

 

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.”
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
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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