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On a Crumbling Wall

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Section of a mural, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México

~~ 1 ~~
on a crumbling wall
iridescent hummingbird
in eternal flight—
its whirring wings never stop
as it hovers for a sip
~~ 2 ~~
empty garden bench
where last night’s conversation
still lingers at dawn
patterns of loss and longing
nestling in the wooden slats
~~ 3 ~~
all things softening
as summer moves toward autumn—
even field mice seem
to dwindle into mere fluff
a child’s breath can blow away
~~ 4 ~~
a cold deep pool
where she comes to bathe at dawn
dropping her silk blouse
into the dry stems and weeds
detritus of late summer
~~ 5 ~~
offering herself
as an exile from the world—
the burdock knows why,
and so does the peony
with its extravagant bloom

Tanka and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Teahouse, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona

in fragile white cups
hidden within the teahouse—
peony blossoms

Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Havre, Montana artist Mary Nault working on a watercolor at an outdoor event in Yuma, Arizona

peony bouquet
still hiding in the bristles
of the artist’s brush
~~ ~~ ~~
From an artist’s brush, great surprises!

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Walking Home

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Fence at dusk, Temecula, California

Walking home at dusk—
perhaps along the fence line
a peony blooms.

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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