Category Archives: New Mexico

Retreat

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Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Larry Frank Collection at the New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe
 


Even the glaciers
retreat when the Virgin sighs—
owls blink in wonder.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Glacier”
 
More Haiku My Heart & Twelve Days of Mary, Day 12, at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Family

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El Santuario de Chimayo, Chimayo, New Mexico
 


loving family
even on snow-covered paths
no faltering steps

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Snow”
 
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon: Day 11

Aurora

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Chapel of Santo Niño de Atocha, Chimayo, New Mexico
 


sorrowing mother—
a bright aurora of grief
stains the northern sky
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
What can blunt the grief
of mothers losing their sons
to ravenous graves?
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Grappling with her grief,
her world spins out of control—
perhaps she is drunk.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
mother of the dead
lethargic in her sorrow
morning bread unbaked

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Northern Lights”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Blunt, Drunk, Lethargic”

 
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon: Day 10

Guardian

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The garden at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe, New Mexico
 


serene one
guarding the garden
day and night

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Peace”
 
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon: Day 4

Split

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Chapel of Santo Niño de Atocha, Chimayo, New Mexico
 


how a mother’s love
makes even autumn sunlight
split the hidden seed

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Autumn Sunlight”
 
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon: Day 2

Resolute

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Wind sweeps over an abandoned livestock chute, Luna, New Mexico
 


Spirit of the wind,
how resolute your warnings
in moments like these.

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Spirit of the Wind”
 
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 188: “Resolute, Moments”

Pine

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Shattered pine tree, Valles Caldera National Preserve, northern New Mexico
 


its broken old bones
hosting ten thousand vermin—
lonely mountain pine

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem Time Glass: “Pine Tree”

Chopping

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Aftermath of the 2013 flood, Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico
 


chopping winter wood
careless axeman strikes a stone
sparks nest in his beard

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Wood Cutting”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Plainsong

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Animas River near Cedar Hill, San Juan County, New Mexico
 


old river chanting
making its way to the sea
an ancient plainsong

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “River”

Train

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Steam locomotive preparing for a run, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Chama, New Mexico
 


train for all seasons—
summer lumbers down the track
making way for fall

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Train”

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