Category Archives: Recuerda Mi Corazon

Beyond

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Cattle Track Arts Compound, Scottsdale, Arizona contains some interesting buildings.
 


Beyond my courtyard
I sense the distant mountains
waiting for fresh snow.

 
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Old Story

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A stained glass window depicts the Nativity at Sacred Heart Church, Farmington, New Mexico.
 


On this New Year’s Day,
I recall an old story
of a baby’s birth.

 
 
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Hope

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Festive decorations on a Christmas tree in a Yuma County, Arizona church inspire hope.
 


Near the Christmas tree
one child hopes for an iPhone,
one for joy and peace.

 
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Tidings

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A church in Wellton, Arizona is decorated for Christmas.
 

On long winter nights
a light pierces the darkness—
tidings of great joy!

 
 
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Tranquility

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Jardín Juárez, a pocket-sized garden, is tucked away in a corner of Zacatecas, México.
 
 

A silent fountain,
ten thousand shadows blooming—
who could wish for more?


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Haunted


Owls often roost by day in this tangled palo verde tree in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


After Thanksgiving,
I visit places haunted
by the desert owls.

 
 
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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.

 
 

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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.
 
  
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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