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Hush

Anado's Wine Bottle Virgin
Virgin of Guadalupe by artist Anado McLauchlin, La Cieneguita, Guanajuato, México
 


at the backyard shrine
even the crows hold their tongues—
hush of holiness

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Piñon

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San Juan County, New Mexico
 


in my friend’s backyard
a stark and barren piñon
clawing at the clouds

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Backyard

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San Juan County, New Mexico
 


in my friend’s backyard
no purple blooms or gold ones
reaching toward the sky

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Blooms”

Uprooted

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Uprooted and castoff agave plants, Southern Arizona
 


someone’s agave
uprooted from the backyard
and tossed out to die

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Healing

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in the backyard
a rainbow in the birdbath breaks—
a sipping magpie


seven broken soldiers come
to drink the healing waters

*Opening gambit © by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #31
 
Final two lines © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Quietude

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Backyard shrine, Los Algodones, Baja California Norte, México
 


pure honey of grace
in the daily quietude
of a backyard shrine

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Grace

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Backyard shrine, Los Algodones, Baja California, México
 


pure honey of grace
in the daily quietude
of a backyard shrine

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Honey”
 
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