Category Archives: Richard Wright

Morning

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September sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


An autumn morning—
even the crows fall silent
at the sun’s rising.

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Lost

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A callejon (alleyway) in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Richard Wright’s haiku about being in a strange town is a familiar experience, and inspires me to write a new haiku:

 

I have lost my way
In a strange town at night—
A sky of old cold stars.

 
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A strange town at dawn—
if I take these cobbled steps,
will I find my way?

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Blooming

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Fanciful mural on a house, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Richard Wright’s haiku about spring inspires me to write a new haiku about summer:

 

Spring begins shyly
With one hairpin of green grass
In a flower pot.

 
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Summer opens wide
with fragrant lilies blooming
in a painted pot.

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Rainless

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Old wooden door, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Whenever I travel to Mexico, I look for interesting doors, so Richard Wright’s haiku speaks to me:

 

Quickly vanishing,
The first drops of summer rain
On an old wood door.

 
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on an old wood door
the sorrows of rainless days
brushed in shades of blue

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fishing

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Lone sunflower, Northern Arizona
 


Although I don’t fish, I do love sunflowers, and so I am charmed by Richard Wright’s haiku:

 

Like a fishhook,
The sunflower’s long shadow
Hovers in the lake.

 
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In a sea of weeds
a lone sunflower fishes
for its lost shadow.

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Neglected

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


A thousand windstorms
have toppled the dead man’s cross—
neglected graveyard.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Blossoms

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Our Lady of LaVang, El Santuario de Chimayo, Chimayo, New Mexico
 


Shrugging off the snow,
a Lady coaxes blossoms
from her hands and feet.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Keeping

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Chapel of Santo Niño de Atocha, Chimayo, New Mexico
 


Their watching faces
keeping every stranger safe—
Holy Family.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Walking

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walking autumn roads—
compact clumps of blooming gorse
heavy with cold rain
 
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walking autumn roads
how jubilant the pilgrim
keeping time with crows
 
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walking autumn roads
rife with neglected potholes
farmer homeward bound

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Shoe Tree

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Tree hung with shoes near the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


For the roadside tree
bereft of leaf and blossom,
spring can’t come too soon.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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