Category Archives: San Miguel de Allende

Mask

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Section of a mural in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Jerry Kilbride’s haiku about a wheelchair child inspires me to write a new haiku about a child in a mask:

 

the wheelchair child
reaches for bubbles
she just blew

 
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With her magic mask,
a girl sees fiery comets
whooshing through the streets.

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

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Mural depicting lovers kissing, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Ten thousand brushstrokes—
in the mural two lovers
savor each other.
 
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trying on new names
to honor the full spring moon—
two lovers blooming

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Herons

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Herons at El Charco del Ingenio conservation area, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


how long the white necks
of herons fishing at dawn
at the river’s edge

 
 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Daybreak

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Glass lamp shaped as a star, hanging from a courtyard tree at daybreak, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Chiyo-Ni’s haiku about lark song inspires me to write a new haiku:

 

Two or three
sing all night
larks

 
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one lark in the night
one star just before daybreak
singing with one tongue

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

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Baptismal font at a seldom-used chapel, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Out of the washbowl
I scoop up
my distorted face


patting out all the wrinkles
with a soft yellow towel

 
*Opening gambit by Sumitaku Kenshin
 
Final two lines and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Hieroglyphs

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Reeds at El Charco del Ingenio conservation area, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


with their tangled tongues
ravens writing on the reeds
hieroglyphs of doom

 
 
Text 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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Wonder

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Pyramid at La Cañada de la Virgen, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


temple of the sun
ever the sacred story
caught in webs of light
 
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Old worship sites still inspire wonder.

 
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Vigilance

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Ruins at El Charco del Ingenio conservation area, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


vigilance
among the ruins
where snakes lurk

 
 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Scarf

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Mother and child out for an early morning stroll, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


a thin scarf of light
wrapping mother and daughter
threads of morning grace

 
 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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