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Dancers with Candles


Dancers with candles are lurking around
Places where mistletoe is to be found,
Hoping their empty lips soon will be kissed,
Fearing their footsteps will turn into mist.
Suddenly sleepy the dancers do swoon,
Not caring at all that it’s only noon.
Could this be deep magic doing its work,
Or am I dreaming like some lonely jerk?
Soon I’ll be nodding, my air will be gone,
And it will be time for me to pass on.
Please don’t forget me when I am no more;
Give heed to my wisdom, this I implore.
Of all I’ve told you, try to remember:
Dance with your candle every December!

 
 

Poem © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Cluster

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Colorful aspen leaves, Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, autumn 2016
 


faith along the way—
a cluster of yellow leaves
guiding her footsteps

 
 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Guide

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Mid-December rainbow, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


last autumn rainbow
guiding my stumbling steps home—
wind shifts to the east

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Signs

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Signs that tell a tale
refresh the pilgrim’s footsteps
on her long journey.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Shift

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An April rainbow, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


first rainbow of spring
guiding my footsteps toward home—
wind shifts to the east

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Sign

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Macro sign, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Even a small sign
can guide a pilgrim’s footsteps
on the homeward way.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Barren

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Dead Indigo Bush, snapped with an iPhone, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


wandering pilgrim
in a land of no grasses—
her barren footsteps
~~ ~~ ~~
Even barren lands reveal their beauty.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Coolness

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A courtyard fountain in Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, Sedona, Arizona
 


sizzling afternoons
she seeks the fountain’s coolness—
her dusty footsteps

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Heartsong

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Tile from a mosaic, at Fábrica La Aurora, , San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México, February 2014
 


Pilgrim on the way,
hearing an ancient heartsong,
quickens her footsteps.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Following

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


following footsteps
erased by wilderness streams—
way of the Spirit

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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