Category Archives: Baja California

Whirling in Baja California

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Each breath-of-a-poem begins with a phrase taken from The Forgotten Peninsula: A Naturalist in Baja California by Joseph Wood Krutch


 
~~ 1 ~~
 
to adorn the tale
she attaches a red string
to one paragraph
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
romantic story
its sensual images
titillating her
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
forlorn and empty
except for a wayward wind—
house on the corner
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
another ghost town
where we begin to trample
spirits in the dust
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
an English sparrow
making excuses at dusk
for having no nest
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
the great sparkling sea
lurking below the surface
a deadly stingray
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
no longer flowing
where she hoped to plant orchards
the underground streams
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
an English sparrow
kneading the morning with song
until it rises
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
So many mountains—
which will she begin to climb
before the day ends?
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
a long history
of brandishing his war club
near his neighbor’s house
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
The hard way will come
if we drive or take the train—
the same old story.
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
the journey’s mishaps—
despite the pain that lingers
planning one more trip

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Drenched

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A ship under full sail, painted on a restaurant door, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


Sometimes letters come,
drenched in salt spray from the sea—
the same old stories.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Petal

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

 


If you have no star,
then wish upon a petal—
wee ones know it works.

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Grace

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Backyard shrine, Los Algodones, Baja California, México
 


pure honey of grace
in the daily quietude
of a backyard shrine

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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If You Have No Star

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


If you have no star,
then wish upon a petal—
scarecrow understands.

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Reflection

Reflection
Reflected street scene, Los Algodones, Baja California, México
 


In a reflection,
do we see what’s really there,
or just what we wish?

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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