Ghosts of friars past
still stumble through the shadows
of the cloister walk.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Cloister, Parroquia Santiago Apostol, Tonalá, Jalisco, México
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Posted on January 1, 2011, in Jalisco, Mexico, my digital photos, my senryu, Shadow Shot Sunday, Tonalá. Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. I think you are right.
    Part of that great cloud of witnesses.

  2. This portico is long enough so that spirits, current and from the past, have the space and time needed for reflection and wonder. Interspersed with sun and shadow, we move along hopefully understanding life’s meanings as we amble…

  3. Beautiful shadow shot and the perfect words — I can almost hear them chanting! Wonderful shadows! Have a wonderful start to your new year and may it be filled with much love and laughter. Thank you for your visits to my blog and your kind comments throughout the year!


  4. Happy New Year! I love your atmospheric photo!

  5. so pleased you re getting such great shots here in mexico – happy new year 2011

  6. What a beautiful photo.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  7. Neat shadows in a lovely photo!

  8. Always a perfect poem to fit the beautiful image. I can see those friars now…

  9. A wonderful, atmospheric walkway beautifully complemented with your senryu!

  10. Seems scary prose but by looking at your great pix ease my nervosity.

    Perfect shot on a perfect day.

    Happy NY to you Maam…

  11. I do like the way you match you haiku to your photos, I can almost see the shades walking through.

  12. That is gorgeous!

    Shadows at Nostalgic Marveling, please come and see. Happy new year!

  13. great shadows down a quiet hallway. silence and shadows…perfection.

    happy new year mmt.

  14. beautiful haiku along with the photo – I love this. I’m wondering what their shoes sounded like on the stones.

  15. The Haiku fits this photo perfectly!

  16. Do you feel them as you walk in their footsteps? I certainly do.

    An evocative shot.

    A Happy New Year to you!

  17. Oh, Brother, where do
    You go? On my quest, I must
    Go to the Stoa.

  18. Lovely walkway with shadows. Peaceful, I think.


  19. I can hear the chant as I walk with the friars.

  20. This looks like a beautiful place to go to seek solitude and reflect..I like the perspective of the long walkway. Lovely shot.

    Happy New Year, MMT!

  21. Your photo and words are wonderful. Certainly does seem to carry the ghosts of friars past.

  22. Haunting photo, with a story, told with a haiku, to go with it. I like this!

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