Category Archives: Recuerda Mi Corazon

Debut

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November sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


In time for the moon
to make its dazzling debut,
the sun slips away.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Waiting

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Sunset on a golf course, Southern Arizona, captured with an iPhone
 


pond spirits waiting
for one more wave of darkness
to veil their antics

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Drought

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Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


how a cholla thrives
where the boneset blossom dies—
centuries of drought

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Boneset”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Wonder

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October sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


even the Buddha
blinks in wonder this morning—
no more bush clover

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Bush Clover”
 
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Helpful

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


in a desert land
dust whirling round the tombstones
morning, noon and night—
how helpful to remember
the same end awaits us all

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Helpful”
 
More The Art of Remembering at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Prey

Remembering

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River stone, Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona
 


in a desert land
stones from rivers far away
muttering dark tales
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
fingering these stones
remembering the builders
and the destroyers

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “River Stones”
 
More The Art of Remembering at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Bag

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Sunrise making the Milky Way invisible, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


a brown paper bag
concealing the Milky Way
clutched in a child’s hand

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Milky Way”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Whirling with Alberto

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Each vignette begins with a phrase culled from “The Night Would Grow Like a Telescope Pulled Out” by Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Álvaro Ríos
 


 
~~ 1 ~~
 
hear only the sounds
coming from torture chambers—
souls in deep distress
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
brown lips and thin tongues
still strong enough to lust for
things they dare not say
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
the words and the smoke—
this mysterious lotion
soothing troubled souls
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
a licorice stick
soaked in liquor of longing
to tempt the lonely
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
Phrases become birds—
chickens, wrens, owls and eagles—
when she writes poems.
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
great-grandmother’s house—
trains from Philadelphia
hurtling through her dreams
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
around the elbows
the sagging flesh reminding
her of eighty years
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
this night of summer
swaying in the front porch swing
moonbeams tease her hair
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
into plates of food
a hypnotizing potion
poured by trembling hands
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
going somewhere else
stripping off his uniform—
disgraced general
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
Here from somewhere else
I’ve come not by brains or brawn,
but by the Spirit.
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
wooden heads laughing—
tonight’s carnival gimmick
luring traffic in
 
~~ 13 ~~
 
Of all the engines,
the heart’s glad-sad-bad machine
is the mightiest.

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Sniffing

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Autumn leaves, Apache County, Arizona
 


sniffing fallen leaves
for clues to my existence—
harsher cries the crow

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Fallen Leaves”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

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