Category Archives: Southern Arizona

Blue Monday

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Discarded soft drink cup, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Someone tossed a drink cup
Many moons ago,
Tossed it in the bushes,
Where no wind could blow.
 
Now the battered drink cup,
Fading and forlorn,
Still sits in the bushes
Night and noon and morn.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Breath

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


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

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Seedpods

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Ripe seedpods of datura (deadly nightshade), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Distant

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Peering through a palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Winter afternoon—
so distant are the mountains
I cannot see them.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Abandoned

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A dying ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


After two doves flee,
the space between the branches
holds abandoned songs.

   
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Space

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A field of debris, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


winter afternoon—
the space in a broken jar
filling up with sand

 
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Choice

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Discarded plant material with treacherous spines, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


The choice: to touch or not?

 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Faith

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Winter sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the farmer’s children—
putting their faith in his hands,
the hands that plant dreams

 
 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Blue Monday

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Lost footwear in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Someone lost a flipflop,
left it in the dust;
now she wanders barefoot
as she knew she must!

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 

Song

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A winter day, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Winter afternoon—
a dove leaves its mournful song
on a frozen branch.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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