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The Spiritual Godfather

An homage to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, with phrases found in his New York Times obituary:

At the end of his life,
the spiritual godfather
at dawn
starts wailing:
Sharp humor and social consciousness
like Galilee,
like smoke.


Poem © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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Palo verde tree at sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

Just after sunrise
an old palo verde tree
glows with holy light.

Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Saltcedar at dusk
Salt cedar at dusk, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

her old kimono
tattered by a thousand winds
still glowing at dusk

Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Palo verde trees in bloom as shadows lengthen, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, March 2015

“Let your colors out,”
the sky says to the desert,
“let your colors out.”
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Even at dusk the blossoms glow.

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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