Category Archives: Mexico

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Wayside shrine honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
 


seven little shrines
reviving weary pilgrims—
honey on the way

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Bloom

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A fanciful mural adorns a house, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
 


In a painted pot
the lilies someone planted
have begun to bloom.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Ruined

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Pyramid at La Cañada de la Virgen, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
 


In ruined cities
the dragonflies still whisper
in an unknown tongue.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Swish

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Jardín de las Rosas, Morelia, Michoacán, México.
 


in a city park
sweeping up last night’s debris—
swish of holiness

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ablaze

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Sunset over Zacatecas, México.
 


Midsummer evening—
the city’s ancient houses
seem to be ablaze.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Blue Monday: Numbers

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Numbers on a house, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
 


The house numbers done in blue tile
Make everyone passing by smile.
They’re bright and they’re neat,
To see them’s a treat,
A sight that is always worthwhile.

 
  
Photo and limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Jar

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An earthenware jar sits on the ledge of a terrace, Guadalajara, Mexico
 


An earthenware jar
fills to the brim with moonlight
and then overflows.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Moon”

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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Kick the Song

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Fishing boat, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México

 
 

Kick the song ahead of you,
kick it into the mist and spume,
even though you are shaking,
and three women spinning yarn
are laughing at you.
Kick the song of ruin,
kick it over the boat
where the grey-headed vagrant
slips into sleep
under the spell of opioids.
Kick the song out of the way,
so that no one ever hears it again.
Do not be afraid.
Kick.
Kick.
Kick.

 

Poem © 2017 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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Making Memories

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Photo illustration for a Guadalajara Reporter story in 2016, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México


Someone made some memories,
Made them long ago,
Using a film camera,
And this is what I know:
 
The women in the photo
Do not smile or blink.
Their bland looks betray nothing—
One wonders what they think.
 
Each woman holds a doggie,
The doggies are quite still.
Were the little beasties drugged
And held against their will?
 
And what about the ribbons
The women do not wear?
Are they content with hair spray
To batten down their hair?
 
A hundred questions pop up
About this photograph;
Some of them are sobering,
And some just make me laugh.

 
Photo © 2016 and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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