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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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Sticking

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Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


not even a scream
can dislodge desert shadows—
a fine sticking point

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Buds

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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) blossom buds, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


in her latest dream
a cactus with no blossoms
only tiny buds
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
first the buds, then the blossoms

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Tranquility

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Santa Fe National Cemetery, New Mexico
 


a place of quiet
far from the raging battle—
shadows cleanse each wound

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Missing

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Top of a post forming part of a barricade, southern Arizona
 


Barricade shadows,
if I turn away from you,
will you go missing?

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Cap

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Snow-capped stump, northern New Mexico
 


borrowing sleep
from the scarecrow’s sleeves
midnight frost


weaves a jaunty new snow cap
for the New Year’s festival

 
*Opening gambit © by Basho, translated by Jane Reichhold
 
Final two lines and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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stump sporting a jaunty snow cap

 
 
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