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Sunset on a golf course, Southern Arizona

sundown at the pond—
a hundred hidden pigeons
cooing for the light

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher


Plaza de Armas, Zacatecas, México

With the same longings
people and pigeons gather
where the fountain flows.
In the quiet hours
stars slip into the waters—
those who drink them shine.
~~ ~~ ~~
“Come, thou Fount of every blessing…”

Text © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Grotesqueries: Take Three

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Each grotesquerie begins with a phrase purloined from One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist who died 17 April 2014.

~~ 1 ~~
dusty iguana
without a squeak advancing
on a hapless fly
~~ 2 ~~
wind from the graveyard
a treat for ghouls and goblins
how their nostrils twitch
~~ 3 ~~
Leave the whitewashed walls
to mate with floor and ceiling—
reproductive rights.
~~ 4 ~~
To play the zither
you need the skill of David,
the patience of Job.
~~ 5 ~~
With a gardenia
perfuming the kitchen’s pores,
all the saucers smile.
~~ 6 ~~
in his burning bed
a moth begins to flutter—
messenger of grace
~~ 7 ~~
the holy scriptures
where gods are meeting mortals
on unleveled fields
~~ 8 ~~
fabulous nightmare
according to the report
written in shorthand
~~ 9 ~~
jugglers with six arms
losing face when they fumble
and the balls go down
~~ 10 ~~
covered by strange maps
of fantastical places—
north wall of her room
~~ 11 ~~
at the desk scribbling
the old woman’s rueful laugh—
all her unpaid bills
~~ 12 ~~
In the sewing shop
the owner takes a survey
of the mannequins.
~~ 13 ~~
More baskets of bread
are stuck in Danish doorways
than in London lanes.
~~ 14 ~~
preaching in Latin
to pigeons in the town square—
gibbering old priest

© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Bell tower, Templo de Santo Domingo, Zacatecas, México

ancient bell tower
a piteousness of doves
cooing grace and peace

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Stalking Pigeons

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Among pigeons in the Zocalo, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

step by stealthy step
two children stalking pigeons
in awe and wonder

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México

even the pigeons
cannot coo enough showers
to cool the morning

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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