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Flaunting

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Barrel cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California, March 2017
  


On the mountain path
a cactus flaunts its blossoms
for a day or two.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Caw

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Barrel cactus made plump by winter rains in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
  


On the sharpest spine
of an old barrel cactus
a crow leaves its caw.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hoarding

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Barrel cactus blossoms, Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona
 


 
Haiga © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Shifting

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Blossoms of a small barrel cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


lasting but an hour—
a nest of fragile blossoms
built in shifting sand

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Small Mountain

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Barrel Cactus (Genus Ferocactus), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


weary desert monk
trudging up the small mountain
panting his prayers

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Cactus Shade

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Barrel Cactus (Genus Ferocactus), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


welcome cactus shade
refreshing weary pilgrims
in the wilderness

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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