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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”



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Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Clifton, Arizona

From hands stained with grace
to those whose need is greatest,
seven blessings flow.

Poem © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Seven”

No Idea

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She had no idea
that merely sitting
with a book in her hands
on the bench
outside the shop
where records were sold
would be her invitation
to go elsewhere
along a way that she could
neither walk nor run—
as if she were a letter
dropped in a mailbox
sorted by a hundred hands
until at last she
reached her destination
slipped through a narrow
slot in her
lover’s front door, and
announced her presence.


© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Poetry Pantry #258
More Sunday’s Whirligig #13


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Forgotten garden gloves, Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, California

addled gardener
dropping her gloves in the path
as the wild goose calls
~~ ~~ ~~
gloves—no hands to fill them

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Six-Word Saturday
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘To Hear the Wild Goose'”


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Yuma East Wetlands, Yuma, Arizona

woodland waters
coming with my hands cupped
to dip silence

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Our World Tuesday
More Carpe Diem: “Time Glass #24”


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Our Lady of LaVang, El Santuario de Chimayo, Chimayo, New Mexico

Shrugging off the snow,
a Lady coaxes blossoms
from her hands and feet.

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More SkyWatch Friday
More Ruby Tuesday Too
More Carpe Diem: “Inspired by Richard Wright”
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon: Day 9

Before and After

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México

Just before high tide,
the day after Valentine’s,
he hands her his heart.

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Haiku Horizons: “Before”
More Carpe Diem: “Alexey Andreyev’s ‘Day After Valentine’s'”