Category Archives: Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Crashing

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


volcanic mountain—
wave upon wave of ashes
crashing into pines

 
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Lament

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


twenty months of drought
the fortitude of pine trees
blackbird’s plaintive song—
dreams of rainwater settling
in the shadows of the rock
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
How long until the rainy season?

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Drought

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


twenty months of drought
the fortitude of pine trees
blackbird’s plaintive song
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
shimmering heat waves
rising in the wilderness—
spirits cry as gulls
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
just before sundown
scanning the sky for rainclouds—
even foxes pant

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Woodpecker

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


volcanic mountain—
woodpecker’s rat-a-tat-tat
stirring the ashes

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Raven

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


Beyond the forest
a raven on the mountain
blinks, and boulders crack.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Hills

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Cinder Hills, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


Looking for comfort,
though she suspects there is none,
she turns to the hills.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Grove

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Pine “candles,” Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


on the mountain peak
a sacred grove of pine trees—
twigs of reason snap

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Lava

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Hardened lava flow, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


When the ravens cry,
lava hardens into stone—
wings fall from the gnat.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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