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Breathless

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“La Sagrada Familia,” artist unknown, Museo Zacatecano Zacatecas, México
 


skipping and prancing
he leaves his parents breathless—
holy child at play

 
Poem © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Parents”

Glow

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Palo verde tree at sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


Just after sunrise
an old palo verde tree
glows with holy light.

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

Inn

Sonoran sunrise

Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


At a wayside inn
pilgrims in the wilderness
bathe in holy fire.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Their ablutions done,
pilgrims in shining robes stand
a little taller.

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif: “Fire”
 
More Carpe Diem: “A Little Taller”

Mountaintop

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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom, April 2015, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Mountaintop afire—
can no one quench the burning
of the holy flame?

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 

When mountains burn, panicked creatures flee.

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Wakakusa Yamayaki”

Majestic

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Summer sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


how majestic
over sunrise mountain
this holy light

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Hymn to the Aten”

Fire

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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom, April 2015, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


fire on the mountain—
perhaps a holy presence
making itself known
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
mountain fire
holy the presence
burning bright
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
among the flames
holiness
burning

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Fire”
 
More Carpe Diem: “Writing in 5-7-5; 3-5-3; freestyle”

December Whirl

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~~ 1 ~~
 
birth of her firstborn
on this silent, holy night—
the pale young mother
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
a young mother’s sigh
consolation of cattle
two roosters chime in
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
the new arrival
a stray dog from the village
sniffing at the child
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
Laughing villagers,
oblivious to the child,
stumble to their homes.
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
(alone)
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
(scar)
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
(ingest)

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 193

Glow

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Morning glow, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


ordinary earth
basking in a twilight glow
holy is its name

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Sacred Earth”

Which

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Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico
 


Clear glass or colored—
through which will the holy face
peer at me today?

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Clear”

Holy Circle

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Sacred Heart Church, Farmington, New Mexico
 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher