Instead of Food


She asked me for food,
I gave her this thought instead:
Explore the alley.

Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: An inviting callejon, Zacatecas, México
More The Haiku Challenge 2012: “Food for Thought” (Paint the Image) (I post only my own photos, so I have taken a different approach to the prompt.)
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Posted on February 26, 2012, in Blue Monday, Mellow Yellow Monday, Mexico, Postcards from Paradise, Ruby Tuesday 2, senryu, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday, The Haiku Challenge 2012, Zacatecas. Bookmark the permalink. 35 Comments.

  1. Absolutely LOVE this haiku. Thank you.

  2. a nice and different thought…liked it…:)

  3. I love you, MMT! Loved the haiku and the photo!

  4. Heck yeah–you’re bound to find SOMETHING to eat somewhere along there!

  5. Maybe she’ll find food for thought…

  6. Enjoyed this interesting Haiku. The challenge to “explore the alley” is good advice for many of us, especially me 🙂 Thank you.

  7. Hopefully she finds what she is looking for ~

    Nice one ~

  8. Such a clean alley it is! Does it lead somewhere exciting?

  9. I’m sure she would not be disappointed there is a beautiful lamp to light the way!

    Sue x

  10. i except your invitation.
    to explore such back roads always feeds the soul.

  11. Nice clean alley. Have a fabulous week.

    Liz @ MLC

  12. Wonderful shots and your blog is beautiful. I came for a quick visit from mellow yellow, but now I’m a follower!

  13. May she explore and learn life.. MMT.. you have expressed it so well.. thanks..

  14. It looks too quiet, even seista has mad dogs, what’s lurking round that bend? The seven stars (usually ten) on the ground represent the front line where a different gang controls each territory. The graffiti is traditionally written in blood, (the red paint). Bin dogs and alley cats wouldn’t walk down there, the residents lock themselves in behind steel shutters.

    Food for thought!
    Nicely done!!

  15. ONLY in the daylight! Great shot!


  16. Thanks for sharing! Joann

  17. Haiku’s sometimes tell a tale
    Hidden in the text.

  18. I hope she found a crumb or two.

    Happy Blue Monday! Be sure to check out my book giveaway.

  19. Some alleys are not as nice as this one. You can find more than you bargained far.

  20. Cool looking alley, I love your haiku too. 🙂

  21. very clean alley no litter. i bet the people who lives there are nice. =)
    from BLue Monday! heres mine

    Blue Ocean and EMZ

  22. The alley is brighter than most – do we explore the alley to find someone for the food? Hopefully not to forage nor scavenge – no trash cans, so it is so clean…

  23. Nice photo but your haiku is a marvel. Exchanging food for a thought caused my brain to freeze up and go honk honk honk . Thanks for blowing up my neural passageways and making me form new synapses.

  24. I notice some chalk scribbles on the wall. Must have been a kid who did that?

    Happy RT2!
    Post Valentine’s Date

  25. Great, very cultural Old Mexican village!!! [I also loved the cape you showed on R T 2!!]

    My Tuesday Link: VOODOO DOLL

  26. Someone is Special

    a great picture and Haiku…!

  27. An intriguing alley seeming to offer many secret doorways to the unknown! An enigmatic haiku offer nourishment for the mind!

  28. Interesting alley. Is it dark in the night?

  29. So narrow, beautiful sky!

    Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by:)

  30. beautiful yellow alley 🙂 Visiting from MYM, hope that you can return the visit too.

  31. beautiful red wall of bricks 🙂 Visiting from RT2, hope that you can return the visit too.

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