Category Archives: Puerto Nuevo

Playing her part

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Sunset, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


She quiets her mind and opens her arms,
Embracing the ocean and stars;
Even the planets draw near as she breathes
And blesses both Venus and Mars.
 
Yoga sustains her day in and day out,
A peace settles over her soul;
She’s playing her part, although it is small,
Her part in the glorious whole.

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Gifts

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


gifts from the ocean
strewn along a sandy beach
free for the taking

 
Haiku © 2017 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Sand

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Puerto Nuevo, a fishing village south of Tijuana in Baja California Norte, México
 


Little grains of beach sand
Scattered on the street;
Little grains of beach sand—
Watch your tender feet!
 
There among the cobbles
Lie the prickly grains,
Guaranteed to give you
Aches and bitter pains!

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “A Grain of Sand”

Summoned

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Bits and pieces on a beach, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


riches from the sea
summoned by a shaman’s tongue—
words of salt and fire

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Welcoming

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


with arms open wide
she welcomes the evening waves
as they roll to shore

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Notes

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


soulful music—
even the beached dory
hits the right notes

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Refugee

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Fishing boat, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, Mexico
 


refugee mother
huddling beneath the blue boat
nurses her baby

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Beach

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, Mexico


Yosa Buson’s haiku about a broom and a beach inspires me to write a new haiku:

 

The short night—
a broom thrown away
on the beach.

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 


a tree for her broom
old woman sweeping the beach
just before nightfall

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 

Imagine a broom tidying the beach.

 
Haiku in bold © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Summoned

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Castoffs from the sea, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


riches from the sea
summoned by an eagle’s cry—
tongue of salt and fire

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Empty

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Deserted beach, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


an empty seashore—
not even wayward children
picking up stray shells

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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