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Though Summer Is Coming

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Great horned owl, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

Though summer is coming, it isn’t quite here;
Orion and Hercules burn bright and clear
In skies that are frigid and velvet and deep,
While work-weary humans drift off into sleep.
An owl in the desert stands guard near her nest—
To keep her foes wary, she puffs out her chest.
When summertime finally comes with fierce heat,
Both winter and spring will go down in defeat.

Poem and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Summer”


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November sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

November sundown—
the cry of a great horned owl
preparing to hunt

Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Deep Silence

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Great horned owl brooding in her nest in an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, March 2015

In the deep silence
of an old ironwood tree
nests a great horned owl.
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Deep silence soothes the weary soul.

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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More Carpe Diem: “Deep Silence”


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A Sonoran Desert sunrise in winter

In the wilderness
flames consume a starry night,
great horned owls retreat.

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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More Carpe Diem: “Starry Night”


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Sonoran Desert nightfall, when lesser nighthawks and great horned owls come out to hunt

from his castle tree
monarch of the night scanning
hunting grounds for mice

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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More Carpe Diem: “Castle”