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Smile

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“Nuestra Señora del Refugio de los Pecadores,” artist unknown, Museo Zacatecano, Zacatecas, México
 


After seven frosts,
a smile transcending seasons
warms the coldest heart.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku My Heart, and Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Woe

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“Bones” of a dead saguaro cactus, Maricopa County, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


Seven tales of woe—
even the saguaro knows
at least one of them.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Seven

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Discarded talc can, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


More than seven years of rust
As you lie there in the dust—
Talcum can, your former praise
Surely has seen better days!

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #305
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Seven”

Blessings

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Clifton, Arizona
 


From hands stained with grace
to those whose need is greatest,
seven blessings flow.

 
Poem © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Seven”

Ways

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Arroyo, Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


seven ways of weird
one leading me through shadows
in the arroyo

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Weird”

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
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Anvil

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The smithy, Cattle Track Arts Compound, Scottsdale, Arizona
 


seven ways of frost—
not even the blacksmith’s breath
warms the anvil’s horn

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Molten

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Sunset on a golf course, Southern Arizona, captured with an iPhone
 


Sunset at the pond—
in a pool of molten light
seven spirits bathe.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Sunset”

After Frost

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Frost-damaged sunflower, Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


after seven frosts
even sunflowers yearn for
departing autumn

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Haiku Horizons: “After”
 
More Carpe Diem: “Sunflower”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Departing Autumn'”

Healing

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in the backyard
a rainbow in the birdbath breaks—
a sipping magpie


seven broken soldiers come
to drink the healing waters

*Opening gambit © by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #31
 
Final two lines © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher