Category Archives: Baja California Norte

Summoned

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Bits and pieces on a beach, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


riches from the sea
summoned by a shaman’s tongue—
words of salt and fire

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Welcoming

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


with arms open wide
she welcomes the evening waves
as they roll to shore

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Refugee

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Fishing boat, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, Mexico
 


refugee mother
huddling beneath the blue boat
nurses her baby

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Beach

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, Mexico


Yosa Buson’s haiku about a broom and a beach inspires me to write a new haiku:

 

The short night—
a broom thrown away
on the beach.

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 


a tree for her broom
old woman sweeping the beach
just before nightfall

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 

Imagine a broom tidying the beach.

 
Haiku in bold © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Summoned

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Castoffs from the sea, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


riches from the sea
summoned by an eagle’s cry—
tongue of salt and fire

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Graces

Bugambilia
Bugambilia (bougainvillea), Los Algodones, Baja California Norte, México
 


If you have no star,
then wish upon a petal—
scarecrows understand,
for underneath their straw hats
they grow the seasons’ graces.

 
Tanka © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Empty

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Deserted beach, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


an empty seashore—
not even wayward children
picking up stray shells

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Crystal

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Along the beach, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


crystal clear sunlight
reflects all colors in the mirror—
shadow of a dragon


huddling in a seaside cave
Jonah hides himself from God

 
*Opening gambit © by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem: “Crystal”
 
Final two lines © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fishing

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


summer evening
a breeze turns leaves over
abandoned book


fishing among the shadows
she hopes to catch a fresh word

*Opening three lines © by Nicole the Local Artist
 
Final two lines and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Summoned

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Castoffs from the sea, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


riches from the sea
summoned by a shaman’s dream
in the fallow months

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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