Category Archives: haiku

Smile

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“Nuestra Señora del Refugio de los Pecadores,” artist unknown, Museo Zacatecano, Zacatecas, México
 


After seven frosts,
a smile transcending seasons
warms the coldest heart.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Vigil

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Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


unending vigil
long after the funeral—
even wrens join in

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Flight

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Virgin of Guadalupe on a headstone, Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


At the journey’s end
one more weary soul takes flight—
autumn turns to ash.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hush

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


at the backyard shrine
even the crows hold their tongues—
hush of holiness

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Consolations

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Detail from a tiny triptych at Fábrica La Aurora, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
The painting itself is about the size of a U.S. quarter-dollar coin.
 


on the pilgrim way
a mother’s consolations
and the piercing thorns

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Light

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La Virgen de Guadalupe at a wayside shrine, Ajo, Arizona
 


in the dark places
of this tilting universe—
a light still shining

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Single

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Mother and child, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


A single mother,
feeling hard stares from the crowd,
hurries far away.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Social Stigma”

Blackbird

Wellton
Butterfield Golf Course, Wellton, Arizona
 

blackbird by herself
celebrating morning light—
the tilt of her wing

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

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Pencil holder in a church classroom, Southern Arizona
 


November morning—
not even a hint of frost
among the pencils

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Disparate Tales

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Fallen leaf, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Arizona
 
 


  
~~ 1 ~~
  
three kids on the run
deciding which bus to take—
their furtive glances
  
~~ 2 ~~
  
during the first hymn
an old woman coughs in church—
the alto just glares
  
~~ 3 ~~
  
swinging the scissors
from one hand to the other—
ambidextrous boy
  
~~ 4 ~~
  
wilderness matins—
the liturgy of weirdness
in a lizard’s tail
  
~~ 5 ~~
  
after last night’s storm
the smell of white flower heads
battered by hailstones
  
~~ 6 ~~
  
autumn afternoon—
the old Chevy’s clicking valves
keeping cricket time
  
~~ 7 ~~
  
dabbing away tears
after the graveside service—
the sergeant’s widow

 
Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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