Category Archives: Sky Watch Friday

Hush

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Noisy cactus wren,
won’t you hush up long enough
to see the blossoms?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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On a road less traveled

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


On a road less traveled
I took my trusty bike,
Hoping that I’d see a snake
Or something else I like.
 
But that road less traveled
Made both my tires go flat,
So I sat beside the road
And fiddled with my hat.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Desolate

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Desolate places—
something akin to wisdom
lingers in the stones.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Does she know?

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A wedding at Ex-Convento de Guadalupe, Guadalupe, Zacatecas, México
 


Does she know, the happy bride,
That sorrow comes her way?
Does she know her firstborn son
Will sometimes go astray?
 
Nestled safe within her womb
The child begins to grow;
But of pangs that are to come
How little does she know!

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Wren

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A tree with broken branches near the shores of Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona
 


Can the shattered tree,
wren who seeks a nesting place,
hold your featherweight?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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The news today

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


The news today’s not pretty,
The land is sere and bare.
The TV’s quick to tell you:
There’s no hope anywhere
For any kind of moisture,
Not even drops of dew;
Without a good strong rainstorm,
The land will stay this hue.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blossom

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Saguaro cactus blossoms, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Yellow butterfly,
does the white blossom please you?
Will you settle there?

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Countless

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


Countless grains of desert sand
Shifted in the wind last night.
More grains than you or I could tell
Shifted left, and shifted right.
 
Another windstorm’s coming,
Promising to blow and blow
Until those countless grains of sand
Find another place to go!

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Unanswered

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Courthouse Square, Prescott, Arizona
 


On a shady walk
a question goes unanswered
until six o’clock.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Rose of Wisdom

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A gnarled tree beside a path at Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona

 

By the lake a pathway leads
Through the dry and tangled weeds
To a place where no one goes
But the ones who seek The Rose.
 
Holy, holy is the day!
Holy, holy is the way!

 
Rose of wisdom, fair and pure,
May your root and branch endure
In the hearts that hold you fast—
There, O Rose, bloom forth at last.
 
Holy, holy is the day!
Holy, holy is the way!


 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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