Category Archives: Guanajuato

Uncaging

Old Mariachis
 

Painting at Fábrica La Aurora San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


old mariachis
their faces creased with music
uncaging the night

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

Causeway

Causeway
 
Causeway at El Charco del Ingenio, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Walking the causeway,
silence carries me along,
silence and birdsong.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Debris

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An early morning sweeper, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


outside the courtyard
sweeping up party debris
for the thousandth time
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
conquering debris
after the midnight party
one swish at a time

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

Courtyard

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Skyward view from a courtyard, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


From a hidden court,
the bridal party’s laughter
rises to the sky.

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

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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


her rooftop garden
where even shadows ripen
to a rare sweetness

~~ ~~ ~~

 


New shadows growing in rooftop pots…

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 
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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
 
 
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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
 
 
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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
 
 
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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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