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Refuge

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Old adobe building, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve, Riverside County, California
 


her house of refuge
in the shadows of the oak—
seven prayers a day

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Scent

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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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Reviving

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Desert Lily (Hesperocallis undulata), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


blossom on the way
reviving weary pilgrims—
pollen-grain prayers

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Prayers

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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.)
 


Every pilgrim knows
the tiniest of prayers
is no waste of breath.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Whispered

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El Charco del Ingenio, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México, February 2014
 


through tangled branches
journey’s end begins to bloom—
her whispered prayers

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Four-Word Whirl

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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.
 
~~ ~~
 
Ominous thunder
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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Nuzzling

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Tamarisk blossoms, Temecula, California
 


tamarisk blossoms
nuzzling the sky with fragrance
first morning prayers

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Small Mountain

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Barrel Cactus (Genus Ferocactus), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


weary desert monk
trudging up the small mountain
panting his prayers

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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