Category Archives: Kikaku

Padlock

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Securely locked door, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


padlock on the door
shutting me out for the night—
my bedroom the street

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Bougainvillea

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Bougainvillea at twilight, golf resort, Southern Arizona
 


The beggar woman—
for her summer clothes she wears
bougainvillea!

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Kikaku’s ‘The Beggar'”

Swallows

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~~ 1 ~~
 
Why does the preacher
berate the flight* of swallows,
saying they need Christ?
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
how Pentecostals
insist that gulps* of swallows
speak in other tongues
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
Has God forgotten
to feed the flight of swallows
flitting through the air?
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
Why does the prophet
harangue the gulp of swallows
till they flee his wrath?

 
* Flight and gulp are the collective nouns used for swallows.
 
Text © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Kikaku’s ‘Flock of Swallows'”

Wish

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Date palms at dusk, Southern Arizona
 


How I wish to call
ripe fruit down from the date palm—
three crows mocking me.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Kikaku’s ‘White Crane'”