Category Archives: Recuerda Mi Corazon

Six for Sunday


Two blue butterflies
anoint my garden with peace—
sunny afternoon.
 
 
tender stalks of corn
pushing toward the morning sun—
feast for hungry crows
 
 
The longer I sing,
the more this daunting mountain
dwindles to a speck.
 
 
I slide on wet leaves
and my pathway disappears—
autumn’s first mishap.
 
 
On a moonless night
I sink down before the stars,
wounded by their light.
 
 
November evening—
a dove returns to her nest,
cooing one last song.

 
 

Haiku © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Secrets

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A palo verde tree towers over a dry wash in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


Autumn afternoon—
an old tree full of secrets
keeps them to itself.

 
 
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Curtains

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Morning light washes over a hillside home in Zacatecas, Mexico.
 
  
Photo watermarked by Photobucket, because I refused to pay for image hosting, which used to be free!

 


Behind white curtains
the young lieutenant’s widow
salts her tea with tears.

 
 
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Haibun: Imagine


Imagine that you can go back in time to when you first loved the sound of rain in the night, or when you first identified the singing of the thrush. I know what you’re thinking: I’ll always be stuck in the here-and-now. But you don’t have to be. Imagine!
 
In the autumn woods
a tree stump becomes a throne
for an aging queen.


 

Haibun © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 

Fresh

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A newly built birdhouse is partially shaded by trees at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


Sparkling clean and fresh,
a wooden birdhouse awaits
its first long-term guest.

 
 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Ablaze

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Autumn colors blaze along the Animas River near Cedar Hill, San Juan County, New Mexico.
 


Autumn by autumn
the riverine cottonwoods
set themselves ablaze.

 
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Pilgrimage

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Beyond the courtyard of this house in Wellton, Arizona lies impenetrable darkness.
 


autumn pilgrimage—
walking away from the light
and into darkness

 
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Presence

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Daylight comes to the Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona.
 


October morning—
an owl hidden from my sight
makes its presence known.

 
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Briefly

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Colorful autumn leaves in California’s Inyo National Forest will soon be dashed to the ground by snow.
 


clear blue autumn sky—
great joy, albeit briefly,
before the first snow

 
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Consolation

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Bougainvillea blossoms brighten a house wall in Wellton, Arizona.
 


my consolation
in times of desolation—
bountiful blossoms

 
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