A mask on the wall

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Mask on the bathroom wall of artist Anado McLauchlin, La Cieneguita, Guanajuato, México
 


A mask on the wall of the bath
Represents such unholy wrath
That bathers do quake,
And shiver and shake,
While viewing the mask in the bath.

 
Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Stars

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Detail of a patriotic wreath for sale in a New Mexico gift shop
 


 
Photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Mask

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Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico
 


Yellow butterfly,
you rest within the shadows
that mask a stone wall.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Perhaps

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Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico
 


summer afternoon—
perhaps one cloud holds raindrops
for the thirsty dove

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Untamed

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In the distance, Tsé Bitʼaʼí, “Rock with Wings,” rises from the desert floor near Shiprock, New Mexico
 


afternoon shower—
a crow with an untamed tongue
mocks the passing clouds

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Calling

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San Juan County, New Mexico
 


calling endlessly
on the faraway mountain
a dove to her mate

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Symphony

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


desert symphony—
the first glorious movement
begins at daybreak

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Windless

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Indigo bush blossoms, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


a windless morning
no movement among blossoms
littering the ground

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Angel

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Section of a mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 


 
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At the festival

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A dog explores the weeds and grasses near Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
 
 

at the festival
she wore only poems
that she had listened to before…
before the wine
before the fruit
before the shades of night
came without warning
to spirit her away
from where she walked
with her favorite dog
the two of them together
clad only
in poems

 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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