Lone

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Indigo bush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Lone indigo bush—
not even a mourning dove
clings to its branches.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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When I was a girl

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A mural on a house in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


When I was a girl
I wanted to be someone’s wife,
washing his dirty clothes,
then hanging them out to dry
on leafless bamboo poles.
But the day I saw a blackbird
in the backyard bath,
its eyes aflame with fire,
I felt within my skin a stirring
to make paintings
envied by both monk and nun.
Now masked, with brush in hand,
I steal out every night
to splash the darkened city walls
with light, and then more light.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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A mask on the wall

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Mask on the bathroom wall of artist Anado McLauchlin, La Cieneguita, Guanajuato, México
 


A mask on the wall of the bath
Represents such unholy wrath
That bathers do quake,
And shiver and shake,
While viewing the mask in the bath.

 
Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Stars

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Detail of a patriotic wreath for sale in a New Mexico gift shop
 


 
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Mask

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Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico
 


Yellow butterfly,
you rest within the shadows
that mask a stone wall.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Perhaps

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Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico
 


summer afternoon—
perhaps one cloud holds raindrops
for the thirsty dove

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Untamed

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In the distance, Tsé Bitʼaʼí, “Rock with Wings,” rises from the desert floor near Shiprock, New Mexico
 


afternoon shower—
a crow with an untamed tongue
mocks the passing clouds

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Calling

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San Juan County, New Mexico
 


calling endlessly
on the faraway mountain
a dove to her mate

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Symphony

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


desert symphony—
the first glorious movement
begins at daybreak

 
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Windless

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Indigo bush blossoms, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


a windless morning
no movement among blossoms
littering the ground

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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