Category Archives: Guanajuato

On a Crumbling Wall

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Section of a mural, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


~~ 1 ~~
 
on a crumbling wall
iridescent hummingbird
in eternal flight—
its whirring wings never stop
as it hovers for a sip
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
empty garden bench
where last night’s conversation
still lingers at dawn
patterns of loss and longing
nestling in the wooden slats
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
all things softening
as summer moves toward autumn—
even field mice seem
to dwindle into mere fluff
a child’s breath can blow away
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
a cold deep pool
where she comes to bathe at dawn
dropping her silk blouse
into the dry stems and weeds
detritus of late summer
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
offering herself
as an exile from the world—
the burdock knows why,
and so does the peony
with its extravagant bloom

 
Tanka and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #312
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #69

Hem

Anado's Virgin
Virgin of Guadalupe candelabrum by artist Anado McLauchlin, La Cieneguita, Guanajuato, México
 


the hem of her dress
blazing a way through darkness
thread by slender thread

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Afternoon

Amphitheatre.2
 
An abandoned amphitheatre, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


summer afternoon—
looking past crumbling stone walls
to a bright blue sky

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday

Note

Skyline.2
 

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


a birthday party
in the street behind the wall—
one thin note of grief

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Birthdays”

Morning

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Early morning street scene, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Sometimes morning sneaks up on me.

 
Text © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Door

Battered door
 
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


an old wooden door
needing a fresh coat of paint
wears cobwebs instead

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Banderas

Blue banderas
 
Banderas festoon a street, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


welcoming morning
with a thousand banderas
caressing the sky

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday

Teatime

Blue door
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Behind the blue door
two friends sip tea together—
the tinkling of spoons.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Friend”

Subtle

Anado's house
 
Home of artist Anado McLauchlin, Cieneguita, Guanajuato, México
 


Subtle shadows play hide-and-seek…

 
Text © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 

Scent

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Nuns waiting for a bus, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México, February 2014
 


waiting for a bus
the lonely scent of winter
mingles with their prayers

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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