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The Dance

Dandelion
Dandelion, Apache County, Arizona
 

Noon.
A stone by the road
sets the scene
for the dance.
Farther down the road
a man without elbows
plays a flute
with his feet,
panting out wild notes,
and the desert,
which has waited
since it was created,
begins to stir.
Could anything
be harder
than shrugging off the eons
to shimmy in the sun?

 

Poem © 2017 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Notes

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Reflection of a December sunrise in the rear window of a recreational vehicle, Yuma County, Arizona
 


one note, then two more
coaxing light to come again—
Kokopelli’s flute

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Off

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An abandoned and weathered flip-flop, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


following the notes
from a shaman’s bamboo flute
she slips off her shoes

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Without

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Autumn sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


rising as balloons
a thousand clouds at daybreak—
autumn festival
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
one more day’s journey
without a destination—
I lay down my flute

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Snuggling

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Palo verde tree at daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the low moan of notes
coaxing light to come again—
Kokopelli’s flute
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
a handful of stars
snuggling into the treetop
for a long day’s nap

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Piping

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Aztec Ruins, Aztec, New Mexico
 


ragged flute player
cradled in a shaft of light
piping summer’s joy

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Bones

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Discarded catfish carcass, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


howling wind—
an autumn note within
the bamboo flute


even catfish bones
quiver at the sound

 
*Opening gambit © by Kala Ramesh
 
Final two lines and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Daybreak

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Daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the low moan of notes
coaxing light to come again—
Kokopelli’s flute

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Kokopelli’s Flute

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Palo verde tree at daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the low moan of notes
coaxing light to come again—
Kokopelli’s flute

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Woven

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the storm-flute player—
so many songs are woven
from notes of thin rain

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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