Category Archives: Recuerda Mi Corazon

Sorrows

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Juvenile ironwood tree armed with thorns, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  

the pilgrims’ pathway
littered with thorns and sorrows—
still they stumble on

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Distant

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Organ pipe cactus at twilight, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  

a new year’s twilight—
peering beyond the cactus
to a distant path

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Haiku My Heart for the End of 2016

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Brittlebush blossoms in December, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  

as winter deepens
the first bright blossoms appear—
wilderness glory

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
Lovers of small words and small poems usually gather each Friday with Rebecca at Recuerda Mi Corazon to share their haiku. However, because Rebecca’s computer is down, we will gather here today. Welcome!
 
 

Meditation

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Christmas tree made of ribbons on a church bulletin board, Yuma County, Arizona
 


under the yule tree
an hour of meditation
to restore my soul

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Guide

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Mid-December rainbow, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


last autumn rainbow
guiding my stumbling steps home—
wind shifts to the east

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Contemplation

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Corn husk Madonna and Child in a Yuma County, Arizona church
 


in the season’s rush
taking time to contemplate
how a mother loves

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Where

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Wixáritari woman on Cerro de la Bufa, Zacatecas, México
 


Where, O where, has my little boy gone?
Where, O where, can he be?
I’ve looked for him high, I’ve looked for him low,
I’ve looked for him up in a tree!
 
The moment I find him, what should I do?
(I fear the search will be long.)
The thing every other mother would do:
Love him and sing him a song.

 
Poem © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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The Sane Thing to Do

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Native American Virgin and Christ Child, Mission San Antonio de Pala, Pala, California

 

Wait!
This is not the season to rejoice.
Shame and scorn draw near to touch—
perhaps to torch—
the edges of your life.
There is no one to shield you
from unseemly words,
words tarnished by layers of grime,
words that will not mesh together now
or ever.
You steer an unsteady course;
seaweed tangles your rudder.
The sane thing to do?
Abandon this enterprise
of being an unwed mother!

 

Poem © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Seeker

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Juan Diego Chapel, Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona
 


What the seeker sought and found…

 
Text © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Smile

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“Nuestra Señora del Refugio de los Pecadores,” artist unknown, Museo Zacatecano, Zacatecas, México
 


After seven frosts,
a smile transcending seasons
warms the coldest heart.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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