Category Archives: New Mexico

Coat

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A snowy forest in northern New Mexico
 


first days of the year—
even the old pine forest
puts on a new coat

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Songs

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An outdoor altar at El Santuario de Chimayo, Chimayo, New Mexico
 


first days of the year—
a singer wakes up humming
songs he learned from stones

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Snow

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Dead mullein stalks, poking out of snow, northern New Mexico
 


first rooster crowing—
under a blanket of snow
three brown field mice stir

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Splendor

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Christmas decorations, northern New Mexico
 


holiday garlands—
even the errant north wind
reveals their splendor

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Cobweb

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Blue window, northern New Mexico
 


first week of the year—
at the widow’s blue window
a tattered cobweb

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Light

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Shadow lamp, northern New Mexico
 


first week of the year—
even the shadowy lamp
cannot hide its light

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Restless

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Animas River near Cedar Hill, San Juan County, New Mexico
 


In an old photo
restless leaves are still turning
into little suns.

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Wednesday Waters #24
 
More Carpe Diem: “Colorful Leaves”
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Restless”

River

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Animas River, Aztec, New Mexico
 


midsummer morning
the river unraveling
on its seaward way
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Rampant grow the tales
whispered by the willow trees
at the river’s edge.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
echoes of a crow
still menacing the river
ninety yards downstream

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Wednesday Waters #22
 
More Carpe Diem: “White Nile”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Menacing, Rampant, Unravel”

Waves

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Shadows of a yucca plant, White Sands National Monument, Alamogordo, New Mexico
 


A summer pilgrim
slogging through waves of white sand—
how aloof she seems!
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
temporary waves
surging through the summer sand
only to subside
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
waves of summer sand
erasing the pilgrim’s path
one whole day and night

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Summer Waves”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Aloof, Temporary, Whole”

Hidden

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Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Larry Frank Collection at the New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe
 


hidden under skirts
the ripe full moon awaiting
raven’s raspy voice
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
summer’s first full moon
obedient in blooming
in a field of stars
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
from her vantage point
a somber maiden weighing
summer’s first full moon

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Full Moon”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Obedient, Raspy, Somber”

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