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Storm

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Storm clouds gather near Ajo, Arizona
 


Little cactus wren,
will your nest be torn to shreds
by the coming storm?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Cholla

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Cholla cactus at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Little cactus wren,
your nest in the tall cholla
blew away last night!

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Which

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Two saguaro cacti tower over wildflowers during the spring 2017 “super bloom” at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Noisy cactus wren,
which saguaro will you choose
for a nesting place?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Desert Family

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Detail from a mosaic on a community wall, Ajo, Arizona
 


We’re a desert family,
We know the ways of stones,
Cactus wrens and rattlesnakes—
The desert’s in our bones.
 
To snatch us from the desert
Would make our poor hearts ache,
For desert-dwellers cannot thrive
Beside an azure lake.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Blush

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Ocotillo blossoms during the spring 2017 “super bloom” at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Little cactus wren,
the ocotillo blossoms
blush to hear you sing.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hush

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Noisy cactus wren,
won’t you hush up long enough
to see the blossoms?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Soothing

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August evening, Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona
 


midsummer evening—
last song of a cactus wren
soothing the mountains

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Adoration

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Spring sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


at first light of day
bowing before the mountains
in adoration
while a dozen cactus wrens
sweep away leftover stars

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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