Category Archives: Share the Joy Thursday

Fire in Their Bones

Twilight

Twilight, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


In the wilderness
the ancient tree women sing
with fire in their bones.

 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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Sacred Morning Song

Window Rock
 

A Dozen Hotties

original
 
 


The stories she tells
will heat up the coldest night—
draw close to the fire.
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
drumming of summer
heat pound-pounding in my veins
boiling blood and brain
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
In this searing heat
you could walk around naked
cursing at the sun.
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
When I ask how long
until summer’s heat abates,
the weatherguy laughs.
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
One good summer rain,
then perhaps the heat will flee,
leaving us in peace.
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
a ruined garden
heat beating down on the beans
weeds strangling the rows
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
the flower sellers
brave the midday heat, blooming
on every corner
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
thick adobe walls
no heat can penetrate them—
I sleep in comfort
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
catching up on sleep
as the desert heat bears down—
a long siesta
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
when it was raining
I thought nothing of the heat
then the last drop fell
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
little mountain town—
haven from the hellish heat
rising from the plain
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
The belfry pigeons
tremble in the noonday heat,
their feathers wilting.

 
Text © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Walking the Causeway

Causeway
 

Causeway at El Charco del Ingenio, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Walking the causeway
I listen to the silence,
hoping for birdsong.

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Humming Solstice Songs

Sunflower in the wild
 
Sunflower, Southern California
 


even the insects
know how to welcome summer
humming solstice songs

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Three Farewells to San Miguel

Photobucket
 
original
 
The first line of each haiku or senryu below is taken from San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato and the Bajío by Julie Doherty Meade. (I was in San Miguel de Allende last week, and left Saturday to return to the U.S.)
 
 


The crickets’ chiming
dissipates thick morning fog—
symphony of grace.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
a charming guest house
lenient in all its ways
pillowing my soul
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Mexican bedspreads—
I struggle to forget them
back in Iowa.

 
© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Trespassers Slip Through

Abandoned
 
Abandoned lot and buildings, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


sagging barbed wire fence
threatens neither boy nor beast
trespassers slip through

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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No Mist Mars Sweet Summer’s Face

Casa Baden-Powell
 


No mist mars sweet summer’s face,
Bulky thunderclouds have fled;
I resign myself to joy
In our secret rooftop bed.

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Casa Baden-Powell, Morelia, Michoacán, México
 
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Celebrating Light

Wellton


lone blackbird winging
over the pond at daybreak
celebrating light

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Butterfield Golf Course, Wellton, Arizona
 
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Feast for Bee and Ant

Globe Mallow 3
 

a drift of pollen
shaken from the mallow’s heart—
feast for bee and ant

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua), Northern Arizona
 
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