Category Archives: Guadalajara

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

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Desperate Poems

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A fallen mango, Guadalajara, Mexico
 
 


 
~~ 1 ~~
 
an orange crayon—
using its tip to scribble
desperate poems
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
swirling maple leaves
driven by a sudden gust—
first days of autumn
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
first days of autumn—
underfoot the leaves crackle
ancient melodies
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
growing vegetables—
her tiny backyard garden
yields the sweetest beans
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
the smallest orchard
blazing with bright red apples—
another harvest
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
little barn swallow
seeking a new nesting place
after last night’s storm
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
The old brass doorknob—
she buffs it to a high sheen,
and studies her face.
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
the sacred grotto—
only a partial healing
for the bent woman
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
The orchard’s border—
a young man stands by himself,
watching plums ripen.
Deciding whom to marry,
he turns away from the plums.
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
Seeking signs of life,
she climbs the sacred stairway
with fear and trembling,
barely able to shuffle,
for the knocking of her bones.
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
A four-year-old speaks
her first five-syllable words—
chickadeechatter,
sizzle-n-sazzle, and one
that no adult can pronounce.

 
Poems © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Clock

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Ongoing construction in front of Guadalajara, Mexico’s cathedral
 


Sunday afternoon—
the clock seems to move slower
than on other days.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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With You

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Hogar de Niños, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
 

Here I am with you,
sharing this special moment—
we are not strangers.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Childhood Friends

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Here I am with you,
sharing this special moment—
no stone on my tongue.

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Hogar de Niños, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
 
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The Puddle Spirits

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The puddle spirits
hold each walker’s feet in thrall—
who will set them free?

 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
 
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Spirit of Christmas

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Spirit of Christmas,
dressed in red and trimmed in fur,
calm our troubled hearts.

 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Salvation Army Children’s Home, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
 
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Mary of the Empty Arms

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O where, O where has my poor babe gone?
Where, O where can he be?
He must be hungry and quite forlorn—
Where, O where can he be?

 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Catedral de la Asunción de María Santísima, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
 
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Spontaneity


 

Spontaneity—
he stopped, he mugged, he moved on,
laughing all the way.

 
© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Muchacho in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
 
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Paradox


 

the runner—
sure she can outrun
her shadow

 
© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: A fountain in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
 
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