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Harbor

Long Beach
Harbor, Long Beach, California
 


shelter from the squalls
that arise on open seas—
honey on the tongue

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Everyone needs shelter from life’s storms.

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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The Corner Thrift Store

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She wears simple clothes
with not a tear in the fabric,
with not a single button missing,
bought from the corner thrift store—
a scarf the color of buckwheat honey;
a skirt as black as a bell at midnight;
a chemise beaded with row upon row
of tiny white shells
gathered just before dawn.

I never tire of watching her
in her element:
the thrift store at the corner,
where the sidewalk is almost level,
and a sign in the window
says they have an opening
for someone who speaks Latin—
perhaps she will apply.

 

© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Sweet

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Wayside shrine, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


all the little shrines
reviving weary pilgrims—
honey on the way
~~ ~~ ~~


Sweet is the taste of holiness.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Bench

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Garden bench at Sanguinetti House Museum, Yuma, Arizona
 


School year’s over—it’s sittin’ time!
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
drifting to the bench,
easing down to meditate—
honey on her tongue

 

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Honey

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Wayside shrine, the Virgin of Guadalupe, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


all the little shrines
reviving weary pilgrims—
honey on the way

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Empty

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Abandoned house, Southern Arizona
 


pure honey of grace
in the daily quietude
of an empty house

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Quietude

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Backyard shrine, Los Algodones, Baja California Norte, México
 


pure honey of grace
in the daily quietude
of a backyard shrine

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Grace

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Backyard shrine, Los Algodones, Baja California, México

 


pure honey of grace
in the daily quietude
of a backyard shrine

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Honey”
 
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