Category Archives: cemetery

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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Tombstones

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


among the tombstones
remembering all loved ones
on this sacred day

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Helpful

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


in a desert land
dust whirling round the tombstones
morning, noon and night—
how helpful to remember
the same end awaits us all

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Dangling

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


tombstone to tombstone
dangling between death and life
a young soldier’s ghost

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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