Old adobe building, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve, Riverside County, California
Nuns waiting for a bus, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México, February 2014
waiting for a bus
the lonely scent of winter
mingles with their prayers
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Desert Lily (Hesperocallis undulata), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
blossom on the way
reviving weary pilgrims—
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Detail from a triptych at Fábrica La Aurora, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
(The original image is about the size of a U.S. quarter-dollar coin.)
El Charco del Ingenio, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México, February 2014
In the plum orchard
an old monk steps carefully
around fallen fruit.
Under a plum tree,
the old monk, leaning to rest,
murmurs his prayers.
drives the old monk to his feet—
koans fall to earth.
Yard by yard he limps
to the shelter of his cell
through the pelting rain.
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Tamarisk blossoms, Temecula, California