Category Archives: Twelve Days of Mary
Wixáritari woman on Cerro de la Bufa, Zacatecas, México
Where, O where, has my little boy gone?
Where, O where, can he be?
I’ve looked for him high, I’ve looked for him low,
I’ve looked for him up in a tree!
The moment I find him, what should I do?
(I fear the search will be long.)
The thing every other mother would do:
Love him and sing him a song.
Poem © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Blue Monday
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon
Native American Virgin and Christ Child, Mission San Antonio de Pala, Pala, California
This is not the season to rejoice.
Shame and scorn draw near to touch—
perhaps to torch—
the edges of your life.
There is no one to shield you
from unseemly words,
words tarnished by layers of grime,
words that will not mesh together now
You steer an unsteady course;
seaweed tangles your rudder.
The sane thing to do?
Abandon this enterprise
of being an unwed mother!
Juan Diego Chapel, Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona
“Nuestra Señora del Refugio de los Pecadores,” artist unknown, Museo Zacatecano, Zacatecas, México
After seven frosts,
a smile transcending seasons
warms the coldest heart.
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Haiku My Heart, and Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon
Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
Virgin of Guadalupe on a headstone, Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
Virgin of Guadalupe on the headstone of a woman who died at age 29, Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
Virgin of Guadalupe by artist Anado McLauchlin, La Cieneguita, Guanajuato, México
Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Yuma, Arizona
Languid autumn afternoon—
does she know a loss is coming,
a loss so devastating
that longing to die will consume her days?
After it happens,
there will be no going back.
He hinted at this, the angel,
who told her she was exceptional
If only she could see the outline
of some small joy beyond what she will suffer,
then she could bear what is to come
La Virgen de Guadalupe in the bathroom of artist Anado McLauchlin, La Cieneguita, Guanajuato, México