Category Archives: Sky Watch Friday

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Autumn Shadows

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An old ironwood tree casts autumn shadows in Yuma County, Arizona.
 
Photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Cross

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An “old rugged cross,” Glendale Memorial Park, Glendale, Arizona.
 


Although the cross is rugged
And the grave is sere,
I come to visit often,
For my beloved’s here.
 
It’s not a chore to visit
Even when it’s hot,
For my beloved greets me
From his little plot.

 
  
Poem and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Conversations

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Sunrise at a motel in Mojave, California.


Morning by morning
the wrens and roses converse
in an unknown tongue.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Song

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Sunrise in Yuma County, Arizona.


Deepening autumn—
a lone dove greets the morning
with a plaintive song.

 
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Desert Abundance

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.


In a desert place
a twisted, broken willow
murmurs to the stars.
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~

 


The desert’s abundance may not be in fruit,
But rather in clouds or in owls that can hoot,
 
Or maybe in rattlers that slither and slide,
Or in the great thermals on which the hawks glide.
 
The stones are abundant, and so is the sand
Wherever you look in a dry, barren land.
 
It’s not as though nothing filled up the spaces
In the world’s wild and desolate places!

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Presence

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Daybreak in the Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona.
 


October morning—
an owl that no one can see
makes its presence known.

 
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Owl

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A great horned owl perches in a palo verde tree in the Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona.
 


One morning an owl in a tree
Appeared to be staring at me,
Or maybe he glared;
It’s not that I cared,
It’s just what owls do, don’t you see?

 
Limerick and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Balance

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Sunflower in an irrigated field, Southern Arizona
 


delicate balance—
halfway between earth and sky
a sunflower blooms

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Haiku My Heart, Hosting for Rebecca: Birdsong

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Backyard shrine, Los Algodones, Baja California Norte, México.
 


Near a backyard shrine
a wise and gentle woman
learns the songs of birds.

 
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Cleft

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The Citadel, Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona.
 


a cleft in the wall—
the smoke from midday cookfires
seeps into the stones

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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