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Joyful Path

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Tibetan prayer flags flutter near a labyrinth at a church in Phoenix, Arizona.
 


A circular path
where prayer flags and birdsong meet—
my joy is complete.


Photo and haiku © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Self-care


lighting a candle—
self-care for body and soul
on the journey home

 
 
 
Haiku © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Unforgettable

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A huge chunk of copper ore can be seen at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
 
 
 
unforgettable—
the last time words of wisdom
tumbled from the stone

 
 
 
Photo and Haiku © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Cactus Wren

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The chapel at Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona can be seen through a wrought-iron fence.
 


Noisy cactus wren,
can you outshout the church bells
that now stun the air?

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Lotus

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A white lotus blossom is surrounded by shadows in a Tucson, Arizona pond.
 
 
 
Was it a blackbird
that coaxed the lotus open
to bask in the sun?

 
 
 
Haiku and photo © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Homeward

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A father steadies his skating daughter in Morelia, Mexico.
 

 


Warm spring afternoon—
a father and his daughter
take the long way home.


 
© by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Footprints

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Footprints are sometimes visible in the labyrinth at Unity of Phoenix Spiritual Center.
 


Easter’s come and gone—
I follow nail-scarred footprints
as I journey on.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Mangos

Talavera y Mangos by “Algosa” (Alberto Gomez Sanchez), Barrio del Artista, Puebla, Puebla, México.
 
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In my winter dream
I see a plate of mangos,
juicy, ripe and sweet.

 
 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Pond

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The pond at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona reflects trees growing at its edges.
 


Morning by morning
a blackbird comes to the pond
to drink and then sing.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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No Tongues

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Cacti and a palo verde tree cast shadows in a courtyard of Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona.
 


Winter afternoon—
they have no tongues, these shadows,
yet their speech is clear.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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