Category Archives: Southern California

Light

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April twilight, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 

 
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Light leaks into the barren land.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Harmony

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


long and wearisome
the way to burning mountain
stones in one accord

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fire

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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom, April 2015, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


fire on the mountain—
perhaps a holy presence
making itself known
 
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mountain fire
holy the presence
burning bright
 
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among the flames
holiness
burning

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Wearisome

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


long and wearisome
the way to burning mountain
no willow for shade

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Loss

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Remains of a dead Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


wilderness pilgrim
weeping for the willow’s loss—
interrupted sleep

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Brittle

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Agave seed head, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


pointing me away
from this melancholy place—
dry and brittle stalk

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ocotillo

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Ocotillo, blossoming after winter rains, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


After winter rain,
even the ocotillos
seem to sing for joy.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Magnolia

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Magnolia in bloom, Southern California
 


after the cold spell
only a single blossom
on my magnolia

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Sticking

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Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


not even a scream
can dislodge desert shadows—
a fine sticking point

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Buds

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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) blossom buds, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


in her latest dream
a cactus with no blossoms
only tiny buds
 
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first the buds, then the blossoms

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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