Category Archives: shadows

Mysteries

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Palo verde trees, planted to enhance a landscape, Southern Arizona
 


Shadowy mysteries emerge at day’s end.

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Tolling

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Mission San Juan Capistrano, Southern California
 


long before sunset
even the wren stops singing
to heed the bell’s toll
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
tolling a bell for all seasons

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Framed

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


even the shadows
clamor for mountains to fall
and crumble to dust

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 

clouds and shadows framing the mountains

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Flung

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Sunflower at daybreak, Southern California
 


Someone flung these stars
across the meadow at dawn—
bees claw at their hearts.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Checkered

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Garden shade at Sanguinetti House Museum, Yuma, Arizona
 


checkered shadows, not my checkered past

 

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fishing

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


summer evening
a breeze turns leaves over
abandoned book


fishing among the shadows
she hopes to catch a fresh word

*Opening three lines © by Nicole the Local Artist
 
Final two lines and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Potter’s Field

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Afternoon shadows lengthen in the potter’s field, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


in the potter’s field
far from any beach or strand—
a widow’s keening

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Warning

Creeping

Whispers

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Abandoned feather, ruined house, Southern Arizona
 


amid the ruins
an ancient wisdom whispers—
feather in the wind

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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