Category Archives: Recuerda Mi Corazon

Way Station

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The shadow of an ironwood tree offers relief from the heat in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


Desert way station—
I rest in a shady place
before moving on.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 


Lotus

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A white lotus blossom is surrounded by shadows in a Tucson, Arizona pond.
 
 
 
Was it the blackbird
that coaxed the lotus open
to bask in the sun?

 
 
 
Haiku and photo © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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No Thanks


Arrogance alone
keeps my tongue from giving thanks
for breath, stars, sticks, stones.


 
© 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Somewhere


Somewhere a blank space
waits to be filled with something
the way you fill me.


 
© 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Story

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A mural with many curious elements brightens an otherwise drab building in downtown Tucson, Arizona.
 
 


Tell me a story
of broken bread and train smoke—
the journey is long.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Scrubbed

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The Sonoran Desert in Southern Arizona is often scrubbed of tracks, both animal and human, by strong winds.
 


Wind, relentless wind,
keeps erasing my footprints
behind and before.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Guide

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A swallowtail butterfly is depicted in this detail from a mosaic in Springville, California.
 


Yellow butterfly,
the journey’s fraught with danger—
will you be my guide?


 
Photo and haiku © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Follow

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A path leads to distant mountains in California’s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
 


Hearing a blackbird
sing on the misty mountain,
I follow its voice.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Five Haiku with Tea


1.
Rainy afternoon—
a broken silk umbrella
lies in the gutter.
 
2.
How placid the cat
curled seemingly forever
in the old man’s lap!
 
3.
How satisfying
to drink clear, cool spring water
from a clean white cup!
 
4.
In darkness the hills
hold lurid conversations
with the river stones.
 
5.
Autumn advances—
the maple’s leaves turn crimson
without fuss or noise.
 

 

Haiku © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Sunrise

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Sunrise in Yuma County, Arizona is a glorious sight.
 


Is this the sunrise
for which you have been waiting?
Blackbird, speak to me!

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher