Category Archives: La Virgen de Guadalupe

Weather-beaten

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A weathered statue of La Virgen de Guadalupe, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


O battered Guadalupe,
What is there to celebrate?
Your gown’s reduced to tatters
Even as you watch and wait.
 
Yet in your loving presence
We find mercy, peace and grace,
For there’s unending sunshine
In your weather-beaten face.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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The Vanity of Riches

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La Virgen de Guadalupe protects a grave, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


The vanity of riches,
The poverty of wealth—
No woman with a sound mind
Thinks she can buy good health.
 
Shrouds have no ample pockets
For silver, gems or gold.
We go out empty-handed—
Life can’t be bought or sold.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Shrine

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La Virgen de Guadalupe on a shadowy wall, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


At a wayside shrine
a weary mother pauses,
hoping to find strength.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Sanctum

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La Virgen de Guadalupe in the bathroom of artist Anado McLauchlin, La Cieneguita, Guanajuato, México
 


Beauty shines in an inner sanctum.

 
Text © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Filling

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La Virgen de Guadalupe, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México, February 2014
 


At a wayside shrine
weary pilgrims pause to pray—
empty hearts are filled.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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