Category Archives: Honolulu

Bed

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Kuan Yin Temple, Chinatown, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
 


In the temple court
a tub to house the lotus—
the homeless man weeps,
remembering his own bed
behind the big blue dumpster.

 
 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Lotus

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Kuan Yin Temple, Chinatown, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
 


in the temple court
a tub to house the lotus—
the homeless man weeps


the mourning dove approaches
a wing wipes his tears away
(Janie Adcock, I Got Nothing)
 
lotus opens
blossom fills
homeless’ bowl
(Cheryl-Lynn Roberts, Tournesol dans du Jardin)

 
 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Marketplace

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Chinatown market, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
 


in the marketplace
something sweet and savory
for a new year’s treat

 
 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Lighthouse

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Diamond Head Lighthouse, Honolulu, Hawaii
 

Beyond the lighthouse
to some strange and distant land?
All you need is here.

 
Photo and text © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Sacred

Kuan Yin Temple
 

Lady Merry Heart,
I seek your sweet elixir
in this sacred place.

 
 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Kuan Yin Temple, Chinatown, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
 
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Courtyard

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in temple courtyard
pink lotus petals flourish—
holy their blooming

 
 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Kuan Yin Temple, Chinatown, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
 
More The Height of Haiku Challenge, Day 5 with the theme “Flourish” here
 
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Grandmother

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Grandmother Turtle,
breathe blessings into my bones,
school me in your ways.

 
 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: A small park in Chinatown, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
 
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday with the theme “School” here
 
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Breathe

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School me in your ways,
lion, teach me stealth and strength
as you breathe on me.

 
 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Kuan Yin Temple, Chinatown, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
 
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday with the theme “School” here
 
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Cold

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lullaby gone cold—
in the watery silence
weary sailors home

 
 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Visitors at the USS Arizona Memorial at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
 
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Market

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Savory suppertime dreams—
onions, cabbage, bananas,
ginger, sweet yams and garlic
steamed to perfection.

 
 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Chinatown, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
 
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