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An Easter Story


This is an Easter story, a Passover story, an anytime-you-need-to-practice-gratitude story. Once upon a time there was a butterfly who had no wings. She could not fly from here to there, but had to wait for the wind to shake her loose from one flower and carry her to the next. One night she had a dream: She was transformed! She had wings! And the best part? She woke from her dream to find that it was true! She could fly on her own from blossom to blossom! She began to breathe a prayer: “Spirit of wonder! Spirit of love! Thank you for my new life. I will cherish every moment of it, even when my wings become faded and tattered.”


Why are you waiting?
The road your grandmothers walked
is calling your name.

 

Haibun © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Waiting

Bug at prayer
Insect waiting for prey, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 
Photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Madness

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Winter afternoon shadows settle near an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


waiting for some friends
near a tree that has no leaves—
midwinter madness

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Weary

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September sundown, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Weary of waiting
for the dragonfly’s return,
daylight slips away.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Squeezed

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Castoff wire, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


The full moon squeezes
behind a strip of thin wire,
waiting to pop out.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Waiting

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Sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


waiting for a dream
underneath the wisdom tree—
still I clutch a twig

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Table

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Fallen fruit, Yuma Quartermaster Depot, Yuma, Arizona
 


waiting to be found
wisdom lingers on the earth—
a laden table

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Wreckage

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


waiting for a gift
on a lonely stretch of sand
wreckage from the sea

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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