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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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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
 
 
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Tales

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Graffiti on a house wall, Zacatecas, México
 


letters of graffiti telling twisted tales

 
Text © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Written

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Palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

weird and wondrous tales
written in the twisted bark
of a desert tree

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Comfortless

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Prickly Poppy (Argemone pleiacantha), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


poppy-petal tales
of a dark and thorny way
where no comforts lie

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Frost

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Frosty morning, northern Arizona
 


in a time of frost
seeking the comfort of fire
the tales told by smoke

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Frost”
 
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Remembering

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River stone, Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona
 


in a desert land
stones from rivers far away
muttering dark tales
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
fingering these stones
remembering the builders
and the destroyers

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “River Stones”
 
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Temple

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Desolate building, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


temple of the winds
inviting weary seekers
to hear empty tales

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Tales

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Fishing boat, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, Mexico
 


beneath the blue boat
Celtic and Mexican tales
scuttling in shadows

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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