Mending: Two Variations


Mending wall, Manuel,
do your fingers fantasize
being Claude Monet’s?

* * *
Exquisite rhythm—
Mirage Mender burnishing
shadows with sunlight.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Courtyard, Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol, Tonalá, Jalisco, México
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday with the theme “Fantasy” here
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
More Haiku Heights with the theme “Mirage” here
More Straight Out of the Camera shots here
More Shadow Shot Sunday photos

Posted on March 5, 2011, in Haiku My Heart, Jalisco, Mexico, my digital photos, my haiku, Sensational Haiku Wednesday, Shadow Shot Sunday, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday, Tonalá. Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.

  1. Magical and mystical.

  2. I enjoy seeing photos that showcase or document real life! This is a perfect representation of a mundane daily task made beautiful.

  3. Beautiful shot. I agree with Millie ~ it’s cool finding beauty in the mundane.

  4. a very nice tranquil mexican shot – very typical!!

  5. your haiku leave me wanting to see his hands. thanks for your shadow poems, I really love them. have a beautiful weekend.

  6. Manuel is an artist of the old school – he sees what he wants and with deft movements, he prunes and shapes until he is satisfied. The artist works for his pleasure, but we viewers enjoy his works too!

  7. One can only wonder if those thoughts are floating around in his head. Can’t judge a book by it’s cover, that’s for sure!
    Lovely image!

  8. Marvelous capture and does bring back lovely memories of Mexico and its warmth and wonderful colors! Great post for the day! Enjoy your weekend!!


  9. master craftsman…hard at work, making it look easy…in the soft shadows. nice photo mmt.

  10. It’s good to see someone taking care in his work.

  11. Fabulous entry as always! I long for the kind of weather of weather depicted in your nice photo!

  12. I bet some careful workers do feel their craft is an art. Wonderful photo!

  13. Reminds me, very much, of the old man I saw in Phoenix last week and the tenderness he displayed as he prayed. Beautiful picture.

  14. Hi MMT,

    What a beautiful photo that tells a story. I really like your choice of SS for today.

    Thanks for the heads up about my link being wrong.

    Have a wonderful day,


  15. That beautiful photo is even more amazing blown up! That could very well be Giverny with the tintype portraits on the wall… And Manuel is giving such a knowing, artful touch to everything. Very provocative haiku.

  16. So nice to observe someone enjoying their work. Nice shot.

  17. Beauty is never mundane, the task may be, but your capture lifts it out of the ordinary into an inspiration to Pissarro or van Gogh.

  18. Great picture. I love the glimpse of the Southwest that I get through visiting you.

  19. Such a wonderful photo, a craftsman, crafting.

  20. It looks like a lovely garden that he is working in. I imagine he does his work with care.

  21. It is great shot..happy SOOC Sunday….

  22. Such a lovely photo and I just adore your first haiku! Enjoy the rest of your weekend 🙂

  23. Beautifully posed, or composed, I should say. Lovely, peaceful image.

  24. Lovely photo and poems.
    — K

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

  25. cassie ~ arizona

    Manuel the mender! Cool ShadowShot.

  26. What a beautiful shadow shot.

  27. Love the idea of a mirage mender! Delightful soft shadows play round this wonderful image!

  28. Positive here…his work is just as important to us as Monet’s!!

    Sunday’s Link for you: My “Moon”rock Shadow

  29. very nice shot and haiku!

  30. Hi dear Mrs. Teacher,

    Been so long not hearing from me, due from this winter sickness.

    Anyways, how I wish, I own that huge pots and wish I have Manuel as my gardener §;-)

    Have a great SSS and a sunny Sunday .

  31. The plants in your photo have found the last of the sunlight!

    Fun shadow shot!

  32. Lovely image and glowing words.

  33. Very interesting shot – great shadows!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Love both your haikus.

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