Category Archives: New Mexico

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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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Which

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Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico
 


Clear glass or colored—
through which will the holy face
peer at me today?

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ancestors

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Ruins of an ancient village, Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico
 


Our ancestors knew
how to listen to squashes,
pry secrets from beans.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Forest

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Forested portion of Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico
 


is it a forest
or some troubling enigma—
my Zen teacher’s back

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Opening

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Doorway, Santa Fe, New Mexico
 


opening the door
only to close it again
in and out and in

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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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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Content

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Animas River, Aztec, New Mexico
 


at the river’s edge
how content the cottonwood
to gather shadows

 
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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