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Frogs

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A palm tree near the pond, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 
 

Frogs, as I pass by your pond,
show me your beauty.
Come out of the mud.
Taste the clear night air.
Pretend to be stars or moonlight!
Sing to the flashing planets,
sing with your flickering tongues,
sing a song of sixpence,
fill your lungs with spring!

 

Poem © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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A song rising


A song rising from the wheat stubble
makes air and light and worm take note.
 
The iron door of the silo clangs
in time with the music.
 
By order of an unseen conductor
the song on which your life and
mine hinge will never be over—
it goes on forever.
 
It blows in the wind,
it floats in the water,
it glows in the stars.
Forever.
Amen.

 

Poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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Conversation

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Garden bench at Sanguinetti House Museum, Yuma, Arizona
 


no one on the bench
yet last night’s conversation
lingers in the air

 

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Tangled

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Apache County, Arizona
 


wilderness meadow
tangled with light and shadow—
birdsong stuns the air

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Meadow”
 
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Stitching

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in big sky country
hidden saguaro tailors
stitching light to air
~~ ~~ ~~


In big cloud country I diminish.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Wastelands

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Ocotillo blossoms, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Something in the air
compels the ocotillo
to call wastelands home.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Air

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Aloe in bloom, El Charco del Ingenio conservation area, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


something in the air
urging the bee and aloe
to smooth winter’s pleats

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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