Category Archives: Blue Monday

Hush

Anado's Wine Bottle Virgin
Virgin of Guadalupe by artist Anado McLauchlin, La Cieneguita, Guanajuato, México
 


at the backyard shrine
even the crows hold their tongues—
hush of holiness

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hint

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Pencil holder in a church classroom, Southern Arizona
 


November morning—
not even a hint of frost
among the pencils

 
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Drink

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November morning glory, Riverside County, California
 


on my daybreak walk
a drink of wayside color—
these morning glories

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Keratin

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Advertisement for decorative fingernails painted on a car door, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
 


six nails in a row—
rainbow-colored keratin
beckoning to me

 
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Desolate

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


desolate places—
choosing my way carefully
through the deadly thorns

 
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Way

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On the shore of Upper Lake Mary, Coconino National Forest, Arizona
 


ancient fir forests
or lakes high in the mountains—
the way chooses me

 
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Tricks

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Wild asters, Apache County, Arizona
 


autumn afternoon—
the tricks my eyes play on me
in the aster field

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Tricks

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Watson Lake, Prescott, Arizona
 


how the light plays tricks—
a mountain in the distance
seems to shrug and shift

 
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Shot

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


a quick cell-phone shot
before the sands shift again—
windstorm to the east

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Playing

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An artist’s rendering of a street scene after the catastrophic 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The painting hangs in a church in Southern Arizona.
 


playing in the street
even after the earth shifts—
a boy in blue shoes

 

Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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