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New Coat

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A snowy forest in northern New Mexico.
 


last days of the year—
even the old pine forest
puts on a new coat

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Perspectives

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~~ 1 ~~
 
ten million poppies
carpeting the soldiers’ graves
near the killing fields
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
innocent blood spilled
in a backstreet of Baghdad—
news at six o’clock
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
The soldier’s widow—
how can she ever forget
his empty left sleeve?
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
coastal snow flurries
in the middle of summer—
those wanton moments
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
summer wildflowers—
no one remembers the name
of the yellow ones
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
three dandelions
clutched in the little boy’s hand—
his Mother’s Day gift
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
aflame with desire
for something just out of reach—
teacakes under glass
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
single grain of rice
gracing the monk’s dinner plate—
enough, for a change
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
the stallion’s nostrils
flaring with indignation
at bit and bridle
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
a spool of white thread
covered with dust on the shelf—
seamstress in mourning
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
giving the old chair
another coat of varnish—
summer’s first full moon

 
Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Door

Battered door
 
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


an old wooden door
needing a fresh coat of paint
wears cobwebs instead

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Coat

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A snowy forest in northern New Mexico
 


first days of the year—
even the old pine forest
puts on a new coat

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Thread

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Fanciful blue house, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


at the dead man’s house
mice tugging another thread
from his winter coat

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Coat

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A snowy forest in northern New Mexico
 


evergreen forest
showing off its new year’s coat
fresh and clean and white

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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