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A Pilgrim’s Consolation

Warfare, pilgrim, is good reason to betake yourself from here.
Seek the roads that no one else takes; from the crowd now disappear.
Do not disdain the pebble that now lodges in your shoe.
Hail those you meet along the way; give praise where praise is due.
Shield yourself from falsehood by recalling holy tales;
Strengthen soul and body as you drink the sacred ales.
At the crest of yonder mountain, where clouds obscure the view,
Fear not, O weary pilgrim: Someone watches over you.

Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

seven lost blackbirds—
none of them knows the reason
for their restless wings

Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Pine “candles,” Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona

on the mountain peak
a sacred grove of pine trees—
twigs of reason snap

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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In the Old Hotel


In the old hotel
I set aside my ego,
hoping for some sleep.
~~ ~~ ~~
in the old hotel
unwashed sheets and cockroaches
damaging my dreams
~~ ~~ ~~
in the old hotel
no legitimate reason
to stay one more night

© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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