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Young lovers in Zacatecas, México

some quiet moments
away from the festival
just the two of them

Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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~~ 1 ~~
waking one more time
to the familiar nightmare—
seven years of drought
~~ 2 ~~
her whole life askew
all her dreams in disarray—
end of their affair
~~ 3 ~~
a steady right hand—
the helmsman at the tiller
guiding the ship home
~~ 4 ~~
In the fairy tale
about the furry creature,
not one hair is lost.
~~ 5 ~~
learning the dark side
as three unhappy sisters
trade sinister tales
~~ 6 ~~
sanguinary song
upon withdrawing his sword
from his vanquished foe
~~ 7 ~~
the pull of the moon
tugging the sea from the shore
closer to the stars
~~ 8 ~~
weary white flowers
drooping over the gilt edge
of the purple vase
~~ 9 ~~
behind the guesthouse
a path leading to nowhere
in particular
~~ 10 ~~
these fleeting moments
in which to scribble haiku—
unexpected gift
~~ 11 ~~
locked forever
in the cage of her longing
for things out of reach
~~ 12 ~~
in apple harvest
agile pickers in the trees
plucking crimson fruit

© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Livestock chute
Wind sweeps over an abandoned livestock chute, Luna, New Mexico

Spirit of the wind,
how resolute your warnings
in moments like these.

© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Indigo bush at sundown, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

what the clouds whisper
can never be repeated—
these sundown moments

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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