Category Archives: Sonoran Desert

Dove

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Midsummer sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Little desert dove,
I listen for your singing
sunrise to sunset.

 
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Flood

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August sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Lonesome little dove,
you flood the desert with song
morning by morning.

 
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Note

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The summer afternoon sky framed by the branches of a dead brittlebush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Summer afternoon—
a dove on a barren branch
repeats the same note.

 
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Emptied

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Emptied of birdsong,
a low place in the desert
fills with wind and sand.

 
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Snooze

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Indigo bush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Lizards snooze where shadows are thin.

 
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Quest

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A makeshift water jug, abandoned by someone who crossed the U.S. border illegally in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 

They flee their homeland in the night,
Leaving kith and kin behind;
They look for somewhere to alight,
A place that offers peace of mind.
 
A haven from all storms they seek,
Where peace and love and joy are found;
A place where all the poor and weak
Rejoice and stand on holy ground.
 
From north and south, from east and west
The dreamers come, their eyes alight,
Loath to interrupt their quest
Of finding refuge from the night.

 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  

Matins

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Palo verde tree just before sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


wilderness matins—
a new song spills from your beak,
little desert dove

 
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Symphony

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


desert symphony—
the first glorious movement
begins at daybreak

 
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Benediction

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Daybreak, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


The benediction of early morning shadows…

 
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Barren

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


these barren branches—
even the dove fat with song
refuses to sing

 
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