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Lamp

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View of the Cathedral, Zacatecas, México
 


the jade-seller’s lamp
still burning long past midnight
blotting out the moon
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Always somewhere a lamp is burning.

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2011 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.

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 


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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Battered

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Battered blue bucket at the ruins, El Charco del Ingenio conservation area, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Battered blue bucket—
how long until a tinker
comes to plug the holes?
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Battered things abound in this world.

 
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Blossom

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Metal flower sculpture, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona


one scarlet blossom
leading the way to wisdom
among the ruins

Haiku 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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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
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Old worship sites still inspire wonder.

 
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Lighthouse

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Diamond Head Lighthouse, Honolulu, Hawaii
 


intrepid sailors
keeping their eyes on the light
fair weather or foul
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
lighting the way for all seafarers

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ladybug

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Display in the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Las Vegas, Nevada
 


Darling, scarlet ladybug,
On the prowl for bugs and such,
If I met you on the rug,
I would not be frightened (much).

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 


in a garden row
wishing for a ladybug
to devour the pests

Text © 2015 and photo © 2009 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Feigning

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Abandoned amphitheatre, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


on his shadow bed
feigning health and heartiness
one of Shakespeare’s kings
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Plays past echo in the stones.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Hiding

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Havre, Montana artist Mary Nault working on a watercolor at an outdoor event in Yuma, Arizona
 


peony bouquet
still hiding in the bristles
of the artist’s brush
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
From an artist’s brush, great surprises!

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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