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Faith

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Winter sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the farmer’s children—
putting their faith in his hands,
the hands that plant dreams

 
 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Faith”

Opening

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Sagging wooden doors, Santa Fe, New Mexico
 


opening the doors
only to close them again—
house of smothered dreams

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Open/Openness”

Hardscrabble

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Rusting gate on an abandoned irrigation ditch, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

hardscrabble farmer
disturbed by dreams of water
no longer flowing

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Quilt

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Portion of a quilt made by “Grandma Mac,” my maternal grandmother
 


spirits of the quilt
wrapping her in peaceful dreams
though she sleeps alone

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Carpe Diem: “Alone”

Grotesqueries

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Each grotesquerie begins with a phrase purloined from One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist who died 17 April 2014.
 


 
~~ 1 ~~
 
dusty almond trees
all the fruit turns into glass
bitter little shards
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
hand-painted flowers
remnants of the midget’s dreams
tossed to the bridesmaids
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
box of dominoes—
two pieces rub each other
in just the wrong way
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
place of burial
the earth begins to settle
after three amens
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
a wicker basket
hides a broken battle axe
under cloth of gold
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
houses with zinc roofs
shattering expectations
rusting overnight
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
glass beads for macaws
flung into the April sky
snatched by hungry beaks
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
a bulging suitcase—
the clumsy woman drops it
on the railroad track
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
clocks made of carved wood
vanish just before midnight
tick again at dawn
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
invisible paths
some on land, some on sea
Moses knows the game
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
clothing left behind—
an old man without a name
tries on the trousers
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
sticks of balsa wood
listen as the cotton string
tightens on a kite
 

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 160

Dreams

Morning shadows
 
Woman walking home from market, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


walking home alone
through the early spring shadows
in step with her dreams

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Dreams”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Settling

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Sundown at the ocean’s edge, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


flight of the eagle
stepping into the world of dreams—
a silent cry


settling on the succulents
the hunter’s breath at sundown

*Opening gambit © by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem
 
Final two lines and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge: “A Silent Cry”

Kirov

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


perhaps a loud clap
will make the door fly open—
Ali Baba knows
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Mermaids Coffee Shop
dreams of Kirov in the cup
swirling wisps of steam

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Carpe Diem: “Kirov”
 
More Haiku Heights: “Clap”
 
More Postcards from Paradise at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Dreams

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


dreams of the Volga
skipping over cobblestones
in Mexican time

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Volga River”

Crooning

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


behind the old doors
mother crooning lullabies
to her restless twins
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
behind the old doors
the gentle susurrations
of travelers’ dreams

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Yaroslavl”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon