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Piping

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Aztec Ruins, Aztec, New Mexico
 


ragged flute player
cradled in a shaft of light
piping summer’s joy

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Cottonwoods

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An old cottonwood tree, framing the Animas River, Aztec, New Mexico
 


at the river’s edge
not the slightest breeze riffling
the cottonwood leaves

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Content

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Animas River, Aztec, New Mexico
 


at the river’s edge
how content the cottonwood
to gather shadows

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Scrap

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Aztec Ruins, Aztec, New Mexico
 


a scrap of wisdom
nestling in the ruined walls—
pilgrim souls rejoice

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Piping

Aztec Ruins photo RuinsRiver7Mo13240a_zps32544366.jpg
Aztec Ruins, Aztec, New Mexico
 


ragged flute player
cradled in a shaft of light
piping notes of joy

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Metate

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Metate that once held maize for grinding with a mano, Aztec Ruins, Aztec, New Mexico
 


Sometimes paradise
is the ecstatic scraping
of stone against stone.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Mystical

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Aztec Ruins, Aztec, New Mexico
 


Mystical murmurs—
within the holy precincts
ancestors still pray.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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