Category Archives: Guanajuato

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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Whisper

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Pyramid at La Cañada de la Virgen, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


amid the ruins
blue dragonflies still whisper
in an unknown tongue

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Imprint

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Climbing the pyramid at La Cañada de la Virgen, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


each step of the way
bearing the fragile imprint
of the pilgrim’s breath

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Finery

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Shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe, high on the corner of a house, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


cusp of the new year—
her holiday finery
resplendent with hope

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Protected

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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


a house protected
from the powers of darkness—
only three sorrows

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Cloaked

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Mother and child on an early morning stroll, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


cloaked in morning light
carrying her only child
into the unknown

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Daydreams

La casa

Una casa, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Behind closed windows
someone is brewing daydreams—
a curtain flutters.

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 

Snack

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Snack vendor, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


time out for a snack—
waiting for the festival
to begin at noon

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Dessert

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Red walls, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México

 

So many walls in San Miguel!
 
There is the wall painted the color of sunrise just down the street from the casita where I am staying. Even on overcast days its brightness lifts my spirits.
 
There are the walls of stone surrounding the little plaza where lovers hold hands, old people rest their weary bones, and pigeons boldly draw near, demanding a treat.
 
And there are the towering walls outside the homes of the rich near Parque Juarez. No one can see over them, but behind those walls I imagine feasts for Dia de los Muertos, cooks toiling in kitchens, and servants ushering guests to their places at the table.
 
“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” Robert Frost mused in one of his poems. But when it comes to the walls of San Miguel, I love them all.

 


Sunday afternoon
another page of Kafka
served up with dessert

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Hummingbird

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Mural, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


 
~~ 1 ~~
 
the hummingbird feast—
taking a risk as they thrum
toward the feeding place
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
Hummingbirds at work—
one minute they have courage,
the next their hearts fail.
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
written on a wall—
letters to a hummingbird
and the chill north wind
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
a trip through traffic
to reach the secret place called
hummingbird heaven
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
If the hummingbirds
urge you to share in their feast,
what does it matter?
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
a liter of milk
brought to the hummingbird feast
and laced with sugar
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
Two hummingbirds watch
as I link my arm in yours—
they call us lovebirds.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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