Category Archives: 5-7-5

Bloom

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A fanciful mural adorns a house, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
 


In a painted pot
the lilies someone planted
have begun to bloom.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Ruined

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Pyramid at La Cañada de la Virgen, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
 


In ruined cities
the dragonflies still whisper
in an unknown tongue.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Swish

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Jardín de las Rosas, Morelia, Michoacán, México.
 


in a city park
sweeping up last night’s debris—
swish of holiness

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ablaze

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Sunset over Zacatecas, México.
 


Midsummer evening—
the city’s ancient houses
seem to be ablaze.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Journey

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


a three-day journey
with my crooked walking stick—
the distant mountains

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Curse

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A few scattered clouds at daybreak, Riverside County, California
 


Crow from the mountain,
have you nothing else to do
but curse at the clouds?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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No Saddle


gazing at the text
from her lover far away—
a taste of honey
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
stifling afternoon
without the cooling breezes
she was hoping for
 
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Sweltering June day—
the old abbot stubs his toe
near the temple gate.
 
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nursing home at dusk—
the glint in her eyes dimming
as she sees the end
 
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no saddle, no reins
on the untamed horse called death—
her wild ride forward

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Where

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Pacific Ocean yards away from the U.S.-Mexico Border, Border Field State Park, Southern California
 


Where are the children?
Why does the sea seem to weep
this summer morning?

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Not on Any Map


not on any map
the road across the desert
stretches on for years
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
they travel by car
their destination unknown
fleeing disaster
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
a set of footprints
swept away by whipping wind
and the ocean’s surf
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
near a wooden door
stands a wooden rocking horse
and a lonely child
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
morning glory seeds
tucked into an envelope—
their hidden blossoms
 
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a tentative smile
after six weeks of sorrow
in the cancer ward
 
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hanging new curtains
to defy the brilliant light
of a summer’s day
 
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blackbird in the oak—
the greatness of his wingspan
as he starts to fly
 
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hapless refugee
her sense of wonder stolen
by a border guard

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Carcass

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The earth reclaims an old pickup near Dayton, Washington.
 


While one blackbird sings,
a pickup’s rusting carcass
slumps beside the road.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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