Category Archives: Guadalupe

Does she know?

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A wedding at Ex-Convento de Guadalupe, Guadalupe, Zacatecas, México
 


Does she know, the happy bride,
That sorrow comes her way?
Does she know her firstborn son
Will sometimes go astray?
 
Nestled safe within her womb
The child begins to grow;
But of pangs that are to come
How little does she know!

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Commitment

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Wedding at Guadalupe, Zacatecas, Mexico
 


their marital bliss
painted with commitment’s brush
outlasting the stones

 
Poem © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Wedding Day

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On a self-guided tour of the Ex-Convento de Guadalupe, I am startled by a sudden blast of live mariachi music. I step into a little glassed-in alcove on the second floor, where I look down into the cathedral on a wedding in progress.
 
Would it be a sin for me to stay until the nuptials end?
 
Clad in jeans and sneakers, I am hardly dressed for a wedding. (Stiletto heels on cobblestones are killers.) I feel as though I’m reliving the biblical parable about the guy who shows up at a royal wedding without the proper attire. The king is offended, and orders the intruder to be thrown out into the darkness where “there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (You can read the parable in Matthew 22.)
 
For at least forty-five minutes, I hover near the entrance to the cathedral, waiting for the bride and groom. No one tells me to leave, so I reach into my pocket for my camera.
 

bride and groom appear
twelve sparrows in the courtyard
chattering blessings

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Ex-Convento de Guadalupe, Guadalupe, Zacatecas, México
 
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For the Great Celebration

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color me Christmas
paint me with scarlet and green
festoon me with lights
FOR THE GREAT CELEBRATION
festoon me with lights
paint me with scarlet and green
color me Christmas

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Holiday decorations near Museo de Guadalupe, Guadalupe, Zacatecas, México
 
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I Offer Myself

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color me orange
sweet fruit clinging to my boughs
to feed the hungry
I OFFER MYSELF
to feed the hungry
sweet fruit clinging to my boughs
color me orange

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Courtyard at Museo de Guadalupe, Guadalupe, Zacatecas, México
 
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