Category Archives: A Virgin a Day

Teardrop

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Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


his grave at twilight—
leaving a single teardrop
as her offering

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Quiet

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Weathered and faded headstone decorations at twilight, Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


even the ravens
quiet their clattering tongues—
women in mourning

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Protected

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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


a house protected
from the powers of darkness—
only three sorrows

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Cloaked

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Mother and child on an early morning stroll, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


cloaked in morning light
carrying her only child
into the unknown

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Face

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Our Lady of Sorrows, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


in autumn’s twilight
catching a glimpse of a face
on a weathered stone

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 

Not all sorrows are the same.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Blackbird

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Our Lady of the Dust, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


Blackbird on the wing,
how many songs of sorrow
are there yet to sing?

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Candle

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Memorial candle on a grave, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


the longest journey—
only a single candle
to light her way home

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Sorrows

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La Virgen de Guadalupe guarding a headstone, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


from the deep waters
drawing yet another draught—
the well of sorrows

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fruit

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Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


Too long, sweet Lady,
have we feasted on our tears—
feed us with your fruit.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Three Virtues

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Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


To submit one’s hope
to her who bore the Baby
is not a lost cause.
 
She will instruct you
in the tangled ways of love—
you have naught to fear.
 
Finding faith renewed
is the highlight of her way—
every pilgrim knows.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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