Category Archives: Zacatecas

Burning

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Sunset over Zacatecas, México
 


midsummer evening—
houses of desolation
burning without fire

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Broom

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Hostel Villa Colonial, Zacatecas, México
 


The blue-handled broom,
weary from too much sweeping,
sags in the corner
as if an afternoon nap
might help revive its bristles.

 
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Fountain

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Plaza de Armas, Zacatecas, México
 


With the same longings
people and pigeons gather
where the fountain flows.
 
In the quiet hours
stars slip into the waters—
those who drink them shine.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
“Come, thou Fount of every blessing…”

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Noonday

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Iris along a walkway, Alameda García de la Cadena, Zacatecas, México
 


purple irises—
how enticing their fragrance
in the noonday sun

 
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Skating

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Ice-skating rink, Plaza de Armas, Zacatecas, México
 
 


festive afternoon
round and round the skaters glide
church bells stun the air
 
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church bells stun the air
graceful skaters skimming ice
vibrantly alive
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
vibrantly alive
relishing the glaring ice
round and round they go
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
round and round they go
while misty-eyed grandparents
remember their youth

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Exodus

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Stairway in Zacatecas, México
 


The way out leads down,
where shadows and light collide—
the same old story.

 
 
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Escape

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A Huichol woman climbs the steep path to Cerro de la Bufa, Zacatecas, México
 


a way of escape
from her daily drudgery—
ascent to the gods

 
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Beggar

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Zacatecas, México
 


beggar by the way
angling for a coin or two
or a crust of bread

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Abandoned

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An abandoned house, Zacatecas, México
 

empty room
shadows in mourning
no one’s home

 
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Crooked

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View of the Cathedral, Zacatecas, México
 


crooked little streets
with ten thousand lamps ablaze
punishing the night

 
 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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