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Crane

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Seasonal stream at dusk, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in hiding
a ravenous crane
stalks a fish

 

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Mindful

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Barrel Cactus fruit, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


golden journey fruit—
hungry pilgrims feed at dusk
mindful of the thorns

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Temples

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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Eighty-eight temples—
how can we pray at daybreak
and again at dusk?

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Beacon

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Old Point Loma Lighthouse, Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, California
 
old beacon
hailing all strangers ~
mind the land*


three come sailing in at dusk
spirit, mystery, and flesh

*Opening gambit by Wabi Sabi of Wabi Sabi: Poems and Images
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Islands

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Dusk, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in the wilderness
islands of tranquility
hoarding pools of light

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Night Dance

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Dusk on the shores of Lake Skinner, Winchester, California
 


sliding down the path
a single breath of twilight—
the night dance begins

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Walking Home

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Fence at dusk, Temecula, California
 


Walking home at dusk—
perhaps along the fence line
a peony blooms.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ripe

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Spider, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


stumbling home at dusk
a spider ripe with eggs
blocking my way

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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