Category Archives: Sonoran Desert

How

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Daybreak at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


How will all these shadows end?

 
 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Endings

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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Enchanted

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An ironwood tree in the Sonoran Desert near Ajo, Arizona
 


Enchanted by patterns in the bark…

 
 
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Notes

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A new day begins, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


long before daybreak
I listened for the dove’s song—
now the first faint notes

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Melody

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The Sonoran Desert landscape near Ajo, Arizona
 


On which page is it written,
In which trustworthy book,
That barren places warrant
No glance or second look?
 
The unassuming places
Hold more than eye can see,
And for those with ears to hear,
A soulful melody.

 
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Washcloth

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Discarded washcloth, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


April afternoon—
a castoff cloth bears traces
of the owner’s face.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Lighting

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Palo verde blossoms, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Lighting the desert with new blossoms…

 
 
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Finery

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Prickly Poppy (Argemone pleiacantha), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


in spring finery
a poppy by the wayside
reaches to the sky

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Coaxing

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Spring sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


A mourning dove coos
in a palo verde tree,
coaxing up the sun.

  
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