Center your heart, child.
You are here in my presence—
I hunger for you.

Text and photos © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Vicky Medina family memories altar display, with “Flying Calavera” by Dirk Shultz, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
More Dia de los Muertos: The Art of Remembering at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
More The Thursday Think Tank with the theme “Hunger” here
More Sunday Scribblings with the theme “You Are Here” here
More The One-Minute Writer with the theme “Center” here
More Straight Out of the Camera shots here
More Mellow Yellow Monday photos here
More Ruby Tuesday photos here
More Blue Monday photos here
More REDnesday photos here

Posted on October 17, 2011, in Blue Monday, Dia de Los Muertos, Mellow Yellow Monday, REDnesday, Riverside Art Museum, Ruby Tuesday, senryu, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday, Sunday Scribblings, The One-Minute Writer, The Thursday Think Tank. Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. A beautiful Dia de Los Muertos altar. And lovely words for remembrance.

  2. Happy Blue Monday to you!

  3. Spooktacular!

    Please come and peek at my blue when you get a chance. Have a lovely week!

  4. Well said! Love the photo and the haiku

  5. Ah, love your second entry, too. I’m impressed that you usually post more than once. Haven’t had much Internet time lately.

  6. Is it death that hungers for our souls? If so, it always gets what it wants from each of us, eventually. I love this altar. That skull at the top is radical, and very cool.


    • magicalmysticalteacher

      When I wrote this piece, I was thinking from the perspective of the departed loved one hungering for the presence of the living. But your interpretation works too!

  7. how we all hunger for our loved ones. i too feel that those who are departed also long in love for us.
    thinking this,
    i strive to love more in each living moment all those around me. both the seen and the unseen.

    so glad you are here in this circle of love.

  8. Ah, at lest some great poetry. As always my friend job well done.


  9. Loved your post. Thank you. Viva La Vida!

  10. Some children might be a little frightened if they saw this.

  11. The haiku is very meaningful when paired with the photo, and one realizes that the photo is an altar display meant for remembering a departed family member. Well done. Mickie 🙂

  12. so cool arrangement for halloween. 🙂

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