Category Archives: Blue Monday

Thread

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Fanciful blue house, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


at the dead man’s house
mice tugging another thread
from his winter coat

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Lovers

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Mural depicting lovers kissing, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Ten thousand brushstrokes—
in the mural two lovers
savor each other.
 
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trying on new names
to honor the full spring moon—
two lovers blooming

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Lost

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A callejon (alleyway) in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Richard Wright’s haiku about being in a strange town is a familiar experience, and inspires me to write a new haiku:

 

I have lost my way
In a strange town at night—
A sky of old cold stars.

 
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A strange town at dawn—
if I take these cobbled steps,
will I find my way?

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Battered

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Battered blue bucket at the ruins, El Charco del Ingenio conservation area, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Battered blue bucket—
how long until a tinker
comes to plug the holes?
 
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Battered things abound in this world.

 
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Pause

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Sunflower in August, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Somewhere in Sudan
a sunflower is blooming—
the Nile’s waters pause.

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Blooming

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Fanciful mural on a house, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Richard Wright’s haiku about spring inspires me to write a new haiku about summer:

 

Spring begins shyly
With one hairpin of green grass
In a flower pot.

 
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Summer opens wide
with fragrant lilies blooming
in a painted pot.

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Rainless

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Old wooden door, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Whenever I travel to Mexico, I look for interesting doors, so Richard Wright’s haiku speaks to me:

 

Quickly vanishing,
The first drops of summer rain
On an old wood door.

 
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on an old wood door
the sorrows of rainless days
brushed in shades of blue

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ripening

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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


a rooftop garden
with strawberries and shadows
ripening fully

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Potsherds

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Ceramic decoration left by a young visitor, reduced to potsherds, Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona
 


broken into bits
by midsummer’s fearsome heat—
tokens of the quest

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fountain

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Plaza de Armas, Zacatecas, México
 


With the same longings
people and pigeons gather
where the fountain flows.
 
In the quiet hours
stars slip into the waters—
those who drink them shine.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
“Come, thou Fount of every blessing…”

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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