Category Archives: Postcards from Paradise

Wastelands

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Ocotillo blossoms, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Something in the air
compels the ocotillo
to call wastelands home.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Air”
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Home”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
More Postcards from Paradise at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Air

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Aloe in bloom, El Charco del Ingenio conservation area, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


something in the air
urging the bee and aloe
to smooth winter’s pleats

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Air”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
More Postcards from Paradise at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Drenched

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A ship under full sail, painted on a restaurant door, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


Sometimes letters come,
drenched in salt spray from the sea—
the same old stories.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Sometimes Letters Come”
 
More Postcards from Paradise at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Warning

Honey

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Wayside shrine, the Virgin of Guadalupe, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


all the little shrines
reviving weary pilgrims—
honey on the way

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Postcards from Paradise at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Carpe Diem: “Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela”

Mindful

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Barrel Cactus fruit, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


golden journey fruit—
hungry pilgrims feed at dusk
mindful of the thorns

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
More Postcards from Paradise at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Creeping

Later

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A colorful street, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México, February 2014
 


safe amid shadows
pilgrim mind does not play tricks—
later truth will come

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Poetry Pantry #189
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Postcards from Paradise at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 148: “Safe, Later, Mind, Tricks”

Beatific

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Stone Buddha in a courtyard, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México, February 2014
 


at their journey’s end
a welcome for the pilgrims—
beatific smile

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem #396
 
More Postcards from Paradise at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Catch

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


great expectations
entangled in fishing line
I catch the sunrise


with sun-warmed stones as trinkets
I carry the light back home

*Opening gambit © by Ese at Ese’s Voice
 
Final two lines and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Poetry Pantry #185
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
More The Sunday Whirl #144: “Trinkets, Carry, Back”
 
More Postcards from Paradise at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge: “I Catch the Sunrise”

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