Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
Shadow of a nearby palm tree, not the downspout, on a wall, Yuma, Arizona
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve, Riverside County, California
Abandoned amphitheatre, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
on his shadow bed
feigning health and heartiness
one of Shakespeare’s kings
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Plays past echo in the stones.
Lone sunflower, Northern Arizona
Although I don’t fish, I do love sunflowers, and so I am charmed by Richard Wright’s haiku:
Like a fishhook,
The sunflower’s long shadow
Hovers in the lake.
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In a sea of weeds
a lone sunflower fishes
for its lost shadow.
Apache County, Arizona
Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
Agave blossoms, May 2015, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
in desert places
no moss in which to bury
even a shadow
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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