Category Archives: Dia de Los Muertos

Tough Luck

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“Antepasados” by Maria Castro, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
 


I thought it would amuse you
To know that I am dead;
In life you never loved me,
You never shared my bed.
 
But now that I am wasted
And nothing but a bone,
You think that I’m to die for—
Tough luck! You’re all alone!

 
Poem © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Forever

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Old cemeteries are what some theologians have called “thin” places—places where the veil separating two worlds is translucent. (Patrick C. Pritchard)
 

Love one another
in life, in death, forever—
how thin is the veil!

 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Panteon Municipal, Zapopan, Jalisco, México
 
More Dia de los Muertos & Dia de Bloglandia at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
 
More Carry on Tuesday with the theme “Love One Another” here
 
More Straight Out of the Camera shots here
 
More Ruby Tuesday photos here
 
More REDnesday photos here

Antepasados

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I look like a ghost?
Ha! I’ve come to comfort you
and not to scare you.

 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: “Antepasados” by Maria Castro, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
 
More Dia de los Muertos: The Art of Remembering at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
 
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday with the theme “Scare” here
 
More Haiku Heights with the theme “Ghosts” here
 
More Straight Out of the Camera shots here
 
More Mellow Yellow Monday photos here
 
More Ruby Tuesday photos here
 
More REDnesday photos here

Near

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We seem far away,
yet we are near as weeping
or the breath of God…

 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: “Mascaras de la Calavera” by Dirk Shultz, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
 
More Dia de los Muertos: The Art of Remembering at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
 
More Straight Out of the Camera shots here
 
More Mellow Yellow Monday photos here
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday photos here
 
More Blue Monday photos here

Dr. Lakra

Puebla
 

Doctora Lakra,
although you welcome wisdom,
you perceive your end.

 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: A poster in Puebla, México
 
More Dia de los Muertos: The Art of Remembering at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
 
More Straight Out of the Camera shots here
 
More Mellow Yellow Monday photos here
 
More Ruby Tuesday photos here
 
More REDnesday photos here

Center

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Center your heart, child.
You are here in my presence—
I hunger for you.

 
Text and photos © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Vicky Medina family memories altar display, with “Flying Calavera” by Dirk Shultz, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
 
More Dia de los Muertos: The Art of Remembering at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
 
More The Thursday Think Tank with the theme “Hunger” here
 
More Sunday Scribblings with the theme “You Are Here” here
 
More The One-Minute Writer with the theme “Center” here
 
More Straight Out of the Camera shots here
 
More Mellow Yellow Monday photos here
 
More Ruby Tuesday photos here
 
More Blue Monday photos here
 
More REDnesday photos here

Hunger

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“Calavera Rosa” by Dirk Shultz
 
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“Calavera Verde” by Dirk Shultz
 

 

Though you’ve heard Death’s call,
still I hunger for your touch
and vibrant humor.

 
Text and photos © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
 
More Dia de los Muertos: The Art of Remembering at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
 
More The Thursday Think Tank with the theme “Hunger” here
 
More Sunday Scribblings with the theme “The Call” here
 
More Haiku Heights with the theme “Vibrant” here
 
More Straight Out of the Camera shots here
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday photos here
 
More Mellow Yellow Monday here
 
More REDnesday photos here

Moldering

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Though your bones molder,
impossible to forget—
‘twas love at first sight.

 
 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Panteon Municipal, San Andrés Cholula, México
 
More Dia de los Muertos/Postcards from Paradise at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
 
More Carry on Tuesday with the theme “It Was Love at First Sight” here
 
More Haiku Heights with the theme “Impossible” here
 
More Straight Out of the Camera shots here
 
More Weekend Reflections photos here
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday photos here

Remembering

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Language there is none
to tell my present sorrow—
how I miss your face!

 
 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Panteon Municipal, Zapopan, Jalisco, México
 
More Dia de los Muertos: The Art of Remembering at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
 
More One Single Impression poems with the theme “Language” here
 
More Sunday Scribblings with the theme “Present” here
 
More Straight Out of the Camera shots here
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday photos here