Category Archives: Aztec

River

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Animas River, Aztec, New Mexico
 


midsummer morning
the river unraveling
on its seaward way
 
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Rampant grow the tales
whispered by the willow trees
at the river’s edge.
 
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echoes of a crow
still menacing the river
ninety yards downstream

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Cottonwoods

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An old cottonwood tree, framing the Animas River, Aztec, New Mexico
 


at the river’s edge
not the slightest breeze riffling
the cottonwood leaves

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Content

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Animas River, Aztec, New Mexico
 


at the river’s edge
how content the cottonwood
to gather shadows

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Scrap

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Aztec Ruins, Aztec, New Mexico
 


a scrap of wisdom
nestling in the ruined walls—
pilgrim souls rejoice

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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7:10 A.M.

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Pedestrian footbridge at dawn, Aztec, New Mexico
 


7:10 a.m.
whores and drunks are sleeping in
last night’s magic gone

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Cheer

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Animas River, Aztec, New Mexico
 


riversong shadows
cheering weary pilgrims’ hearts
as they journey on

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
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Voice

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Aztec Ruins, Aztec, New Mexico
 


among the ruins
a voice of wisdom calling—
the green corn ripens

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Calling Wisdom”

Peeping

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Aztec Ruins, Aztec, New Mexico
 


spirit at daybreak
still playing the Peeping Tom
at shadowed windows

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “The Day Begins”

Piping

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Aztec Ruins, Aztec, New Mexico
 


ragged flute player
cradled in a shaft of light
piping notes of joy

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
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Liberation

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Aztec Ruins, Aztec, New Mexico
 


ancestral spirits
released from earthly bondage
singing shadow songs

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Liberation”