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Consolations

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Detail from a tiny triptych at Fábrica La Aurora, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
The painting itself is about the size of a U.S. quarter-dollar coin.
 


on the pilgrim way
a mother’s consolations
and the piercing thorns

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Sting

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Saguaro cacti,Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


seeking a clamshell
too close to the saguaros—
the sting of each thorn

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Stories

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Prickly Poppy (Argemone pleiacantha), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, April 2015
 


gathering wisdom
in the shadow of the thorn—
stories no one tells

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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A Thorn in the Flesh

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a thorn in the flesh—
blood from the sudden puncture
trickling down her leg
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
a thorn in the flesh—
how it will cripple her soul
is anyone’s guess
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
a thorn in her flesh—
something numinous lurking
in the painful wound

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
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Gratitude

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


ways of spear and thorn—
pilgrims quake with gratitude
for the daily tests

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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