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Sweetness

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Ancient ruins, Pecos National Historical Park, northern New Mexico
 


an ancient sweetness—
essences of cloud and stone
mingling on my tongue

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Soon

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Valles Caldera National Preserve, northern New Mexico
 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Beyond

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A deep depression near The Citadel, Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


hawk trolling for mice
stone on the distant mountain—
both beyond my reach

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Dreadful

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Hardened lava flow, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


dancing and praying
dark and dreadful shadows kiss
creature, cloud and stone

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Lava

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Hardened lava flow, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


When the ravens cry,
lava hardens into stone—
wings fall from the gnat.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Present

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Someone left a stone at Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona. (Read why people leave stones at Roxaboxen.)
 


tiny painted stone
present in the children’s park—
gravel speaks in tongues

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Stone

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Ryan Burns left a stone at Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona (Read why people leave stones at Roxaboxen.)
 


flag of stars and stripes
painted by a young boy’s hand—
psalm upon a stone

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Tides

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, Mexico
 


Though tides ebb and flow,
and wild winds scatter the sands,
still the old stone sings.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Sufficient

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
gathering seashells
while ocean tides rise and fall
two sisters bicker*


when the deep waters recede
a sun-baked stone will suffice

*Opening gambit by Sunshine of Simply Charming
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Three Prayers

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God of the kitchen,
may nothing dreadful emerge
from my pots and pans.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
God of corn and wheat,
may harvests not be hasty
on my little farm.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
God of stone and star,
how can I ignore the ways
that you sustain me?

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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