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Coyote

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Detail from a mural, Prescott Public Library, Prescott, Arizona
 


Coyote couldn’t care less
About the crimson blooms,
Because he’s stalking field mice
Cowering in their rooms.
 
If he should see a flower,
Coyote passes by;
His single-minded passion
Is making mince-mice pie!

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blooms

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Cholla cactus blossom, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
    


Only in the desert sands
Do cacti thrive and bloom,
Not on crowded city streets
Where there’s no breathing room.
 
If you find a place of sand,
Where human prints are few,
There the lowly cactus waits
To show its blooms to you.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Backyard

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San Juan County, New Mexico
 


in my friend’s backyard
no purple blooms or gold ones
reaching toward the sky

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blooms

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View of Zacatecas, México from Cerro de la Bufa
 


blooms of bright crimson
high above the city streets—
hummingbird heaven

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Sniffing

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Blossoms on an ironwood tree, April 2015, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Sniffing out a way
through the trackless desert waste,
I follow the blooms.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Uprooted

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Uprooted Desert Agave, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


its prodigal blooms
shying away from wastelands—
Chinese bellflower
~~ ~~ ~~
uprooted agave still shines in beauty

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Heaven

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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


on the pilgrim way
cobblestones and blazing blooms
heaven in the streets

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Resting

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Yellow trumpet bush (Tecoma stans), Yuma Quartermaster Depot, Yuma, Arizona
 


two pilgrims resting
in the blooms’ cooling shadows—
arduous journey

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Incense

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Ironwood (Olneya tesota) in bloom, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Never uprooted,
ancient ironwood still blooms—
sweet desert incense.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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