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Sorrows

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Juvenile ironwood tree armed with thorns, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  

the pilgrims’ pathway
littered with thorns and sorrows—
still they stumble on

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Widow

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St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, St. Johns, Arizona
 


stumbling through shadows
to where her love lies buried—
widow of the month

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Strength

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Wilderness Gardens Preserve, Pala, California
 


barely enough strength
to stumble past the shadows
and into the light

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Purity

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At the edge of the pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


witnessing pilgrims
in their search for purity—
pine and pond and stone
 
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In the bitter way,
even glorious visions
make pilgrims stumble.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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