Category Archives: New Mexico

River

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Animas River, Aztec, New Mexico
 


midsummer morning
the river unraveling
on its seaward way
 
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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!
 
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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
 
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summer’s first full moon
obedient in blooming
in a field of stars
 
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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”

Cottonwoods

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An old cottonwood tree, framing the Animas River, Aztec, New Mexico
 


at the river’s edge
not the slightest breeze riffling
the cottonwood leaves

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘A River Breeze'”

Meadow

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


first rooster crowing
yet still the mountain meadow
remains unperturbed

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Meadow”

Tranquility

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Santa Fe National Cemetery, New Mexico
 


a place of quiet
far from the raging battle—
shadows cleanse each wound

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Tranqility”

Coat

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A snowy forest in northern New Mexico
 


evergreen forest
showing off its new year’s coat
fresh and clean and white

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Show”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Carpe Diem: “Yuzuriha (a type of evergreen)”

Offerings

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


show of gratitude
after picking tender greens—
offerings at noon

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Show”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
More Carpe Diem: “Picking Young Greens”

Unperturbed

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


First rooster crowing—
a snowy mountain meadow
remains unperturbed.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Poetry Pantry #235
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “First Rooster Crowing”

Harvest

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Adobe with blue door, northern New Mexico
 


wintry shadows dance
on the ripe adobe walls—
harvest safe within

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Lion Dance”

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