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Sanctuary

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A seaside sanctuary, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 
 

I will build a sanctuary,
using nothing but a piece of string
a beam, and a post.
It may seem inadequate,
or a mean affair,
but it will not shake
during times of earthquake,
nor will it leave me poor,
for in it my soul will be reborn
as old, familiar prayers trigger
freshets of new meaning
into my everyday life.
It will carry me through
flood and fire, locust and hail,
or any other plague that comes.
This is what a sanctuary is for,
and this is why I pick this place
beside the sea.

 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  

Raven

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Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 

Even in autumn
raven follows the river
as far as the sea.

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Summoned

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Castoffs from the sea, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


riches from the sea
summoned by an eagle’s cry—
tongue of salt and fire

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fishing

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Lone sunflower, Northern Arizona
 


Although I don’t fish, I do love sunflowers, and so I am charmed by Richard Wright’s haiku:

 

Like a fishhook,
The sunflower’s long shadow
Hovers in the lake.

 
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In a sea of weeds
a lone sunflower fishes
for its lost shadow.

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Conversation

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Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


among river stones
a lengthy conversation
lasting to the sea

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Rough

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Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


a river flowing
endlessly to the rough sea
storm songs day and night

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Plainsong

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Animas River near Cedar Hill, San Juan County, New Mexico
 


old river chanting
making its way to the sea
an ancient plainsong

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Drenched

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A ship under full sail, painted on a restaurant door, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


Sometimes letters come,
drenched in salt spray from the sea—
the same old stories.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Summoned

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Castoffs from the sea, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


riches from the sea
summoned by a shaman’s dream
in the fallow months

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Bidding

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


her useless pursuit—
bidding the sea to be still
while shadows deepen

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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