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Snooze

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Indigo bush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Lizards snooze where shadows are thin.

 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Matins

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Palo verde tree just before sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


wilderness matins—
a new song spills from your beak,
little desert dove

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Lone

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Indigo bush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Lone indigo bush—
not even a mourning dove
clings to its branches.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Symphony

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


desert symphony—
the first glorious movement
begins at daybreak

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Windless

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Indigo bush blossoms, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


a windless morning
no movement among blossoms
littering the ground

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Piping

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


a dove keeps piping
beyond the distant mountains
endless notes of joy

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Benediction

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Daybreak, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


The benediction of early morning shadows…

 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Moment

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


At any moment
a mourning dove may alight
on the leafless tree.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Warriors

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Two saguaro cacti seem to be battling each other at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Sometimes in this world you see things that are strange.
I once saw two cactuses out on the range,
And swear they were punching out each other’s lights—
It was one of those weird and wonderful sights.
 
I wonder if that’s the way things go on Earth:
Contentions beginning the moment of birth.
Does anyone think that all warring will cease,
So all of Earth’s creatures can revel in peace?

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 

War

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Cholla cactus blossoms at daybreak, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


You’d think that a cactus would welcome the light.
Instead, it was fighting with all of its might
The vanishing darkness, the lengthening day—
How strange was the battle I saw by the way!
 
The battle continues, or so I am told;
The stones and the sands repeat stories of old.
The warring goes on between darkness and light,
With cactuses getting caught up in the fight.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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