Category Archives: Sonoran Desert

Greening

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An ocotillo sports new green leaves after recent monsoons in the Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Southern Arizona.
 


In the midday heat
a greening ocotillo
offers little shade.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Broken

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A dead saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Southern Arizona.
 


Broken saguaro,
how long will you keep standing
before I break too?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Good Sign

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Summer dawn in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 
 
Is your world better than mine?
I find the desert divine!
Although it is sere,
And not much is here,
I take that as a good sign!

 
Limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Summer sunrise in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


Early in the month
a door in heaven opens,
letting light spill out.

 
Photo and haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Dying

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Shadows lengthen at day’s end, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Wilderness evening—
the breath of a dying dove
settles in the dust.

  
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Felled

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A fallen ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


Like a great tree felled
you crashed to the earth broken
and forever stilled.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Until

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Giant palo verde tree in bloom, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


How many blossoms,
how many starlit evenings
until the world ends?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Rising

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Dawn lights up a palo verde tree in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


desert heat rising—
a faraway mountain tugs
at the blackbird’s wings

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Though Summer Is Coming

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Great horned owl, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Though summer is coming, it isn’t quite here;
Orion and Hercules burn bright and clear
In skies that are frigid and velvet and deep,
While work-weary humans drift off into sleep.
 
An owl in the desert stands guard near her nest—
To keep her foes wary, she puffs out her chest.
When summertime finally comes with fierce heat,
Both winter and spring will go down in defeat.

 
Poem and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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A Voice in the Night

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Winter sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


She lifted her voice against the sun,
Cursing because the daylight was done.
 
The coming of night would make her feel blue,
For none of her dreams would ever come true.
 
She pillowed her head and turned off the light,
Preparing to face the terrors of night,
 
But then came a voice, a voice not her own,
Whispering things from the past she had known:
 
You are the daughter of wisdom and light,
The child of mercy and goodness and right.

 
Be not afraid of the terrors ahead.
Lie down and sleep, child, for safe is your bed.

 
Over her heart washed a wave of relief,
The voice in the night assuaging her grief.

 
Poem and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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