Category Archives: Straight Out of the Camera Sunday

Fiery

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


neither fern nor fin
in the land where fiery sun
seems to melt the stone

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Purity

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At the edge of the pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


witnessing pilgrims
in their search for purity—
pine and pond and stone
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
In the bitter way,
even glorious visions
make pilgrims stumble.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Satisfied

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Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


her hunger and thirst
satisfied in the garden—
the waters of grace

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Delusion

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An ironwood tree silhouetted at dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


rising from the dust
something from the distant past—
delusion at dawn

 
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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Glee

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First Brittlebush blossoms of November, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


brittlebush blossoms
outshining the midday sun—
blind boy claps with glee

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem
 
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Ripened

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Agave seed head, turning brittle in the sun, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


ripened by the sun
a desert agave’s seeds
waiting for springtime

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Halcyon

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Yuma East Wetlands, Yuma, Arizona
 


halcyon river
neither ducks nor leaping fish
parting the waters

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Foxes

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New Year’s Eve 2012 fireworks, Dublin, Ireland
 


against the dark sky
colorful flowers and suns—
another festival


somewhere foxes are waiting
to lap up the fireworks ash

 
*Opening gambit © by Chèvrefeuille
 
Final two lines and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Portal

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One of many ancient ruins at Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


Through the portal another world waits.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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