Category Archives: Southern Arizona

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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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.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Weekend

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Palo verde blossoms, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


  
~~ 1 ~~
  
First weekend of spring—
an outcry from a boulder
startles the blind man.
  
~~ 2 ~~
  
First weekend of spring—
by reading classics aloud,
she consoles herself.
  
~~ 3 ~~
  
first weekend of spring—
beach boys beating their sandals
to rid them of sand
  
~~ 4 ~~
  
First weekend of spring—
exhausted, though the surf pounds,
she sleeps on the shore.
  
~~ 5 ~~
  
First weekend of spring—
she tries to name the birdsong
that disturbs her sleep.
  
~~ 6 ~~
  
First weekend of spring—
a flame in the eastern sky
makes the blind man flinch.
 

 
Haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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