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Raining

Twin Arrows, an abandoned trading post along Interstate 40 east of Flagstaff, Arizona
 


raining down arrows
archers near the temple gate
pierce the morning sky

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Festival of the Great Target”

Treat

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Watermelon treat, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


sharing one more treat
with the temple groundskeeper
before I move on

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Carpe Diem: “On the Trail with Basho, Encore #14”

Wonder

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Pyramid at La Cañada de la Virgen, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


temple of the sun
ever the sacred story
caught in webs of light
 
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Old worship sites still inspire wonder.

 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Akhenaten”

Bed

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Kuan Yin Temple, Chinatown, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
 


In the temple court
a tub to house the lotus—
the homeless man weeps,
remembering his own bed
behind the big blue dumpster.

 
 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Carpe Diem: “Lotus”

Prey

Trio

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liberated leaves
falling to the forest floor—
first frost of autumn
 
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muddy from the storm—
sacred threads and marigolds
in the temple court
 
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deep in the forest
vicious creatures slavering
for a taste of blood

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Forest”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Liberated, Muddy, Vicious”
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Sacred Threads and Marigolds”

Pieces

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Mission San Juan Capistrano, Southern California
 


driven by the wind
temple bells tear time into
ten thousand pieces

 

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Pieces”

Within the Temple

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within the temple
welcoming the feast of light—
three gaunt souls at dawn
 
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within the temple
bones of old saints decompose
crumbling to dust
 
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Within the temple
vile things gather to gibber
at the Holy One.

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Gaunt, Decompose, Vile”

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
 
More Carpe Diem #391

Artemis

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Greasy pilgrims sing
in Artemis’s temple,
but she scorns their songs.
 
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In templed splendor
Artemis Insidious
plots another hunt.
 
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What seer dares reveal
Artemis in her temple,
Jesus at her feet?

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Temple of Artemis”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Greasy, Insidious, Reveal”