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Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


at her journey’s end
a simple decoration
for the pilgrim’s grave

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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Lodging

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
  


on a lonely path
ten thousand pilgrim footprints
lodging in the dust

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Sorrows

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Juvenile ironwood tree armed with thorns, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  

the pilgrims’ pathway
littered with thorns and sorrows—
still they stumble on

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Consolations

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Detail from a tiny triptych at Fábrica La Aurora, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
The painting itself is about the size of a U.S. quarter-dollar coin.
 


on the pilgrim way
a mother’s consolations
and the piercing thorns

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Thanks

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Palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


a grateful pilgrim
giving thanks along the way
for each living thing

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Signs

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Signs that tell a tale
refresh the pilgrim’s footsteps
on her long journey.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Candle

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Yucca in bloom, March 2016, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


lighting her candle
to see the way more clearly—
wilderness pilgrim

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Sign

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Macro sign, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Even a small sign
can guide a pilgrim’s footsteps
on the homeward way.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Imprint

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Climbing the pyramid at La Cañada de la Virgen, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


each step of the way
bearing the fragile imprint
of the pilgrim’s breath

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Road

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A stone-lined pathway at Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


honeysuckle scent
perfuming the ancient road
that leads to the hills
 
on a rocky road
women with delicate feet
walking with their gods
 
fresh winds from the west
erasing every footprint
from the pilgrim way

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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