Category Archives: cemetery

Visiting

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Joaquin’s grave, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


weeping her way home—
one more bittersweet morning
visiting his grave

 
 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Endless

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


in mixed company
the endless conversations
of saints and sinners

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

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A stray bouquet from a desert cemetery, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


a rough departure
from the grave dug yesterday—
tattered silk bouquet

 
 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Quiet

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Weathered and faded headstone decorations at twilight, Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


even the ravens
quiet their clattering tongues—
women in mourning

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Face

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Our Lady of Sorrows, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


in autumn’s twilight
catching a glimpse of a face
on a weathered stone

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 

Not all sorrows are the same.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Name

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Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


a name carved in stone
only part of the story—
listening for more

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Headstone

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


even a headstone
shares too much information
about the deceased
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
I just don’t want to know…

 

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Dust

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


among the tombstones
seeking immortality—
dust clings to my feet

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ancestors

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


among the tombstones
walking with the ancestors
on this sacred day

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Depression

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


her deep depression
despite the brilliant blossoms
on her loved one’s grave
 
~~ ~~ ~~

 

Sometimes resurrection seems like a hoax.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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