Category Archives: Sonoran Desert

Wind

Wilderness way
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


In the wilderness
wind keeps erasing the path
I plan to follow.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2012 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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Pathways

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Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


Ten thousand pathways
winding through the wilderness—
which one should I take?

 
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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.

 
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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?

 
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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!

 
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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.

 
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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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