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Cluster

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Colorful aspen leaves, Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, autumn 2016
 


faith along the way—
a cluster of yellow leaves
guiding her footsteps

 
 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Starlight

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Christmas tree decorations in a Yuma County, Arizona church
 


Where is the starlight
to keep my feet from stumbling
on the long way home?

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Obstacles

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Chunks of concrete near an abandoned irrigation ditch, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Last days of autumn—
how many more obstacles
will hamper my way?

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 

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
 
 
More Haiku My Heart and Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Desolate

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


desolate places—
choosing my way carefully
through the deadly thorns

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Way

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On the shore of Upper Lake Mary, Coconino National Forest, Arizona
 


ancient fir forests
or lakes high in the mountains—
the way chooses me

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Teacher

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A tuft of feathers, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


Planets lose their way,
birds and flowers turn to dust—
the old teacher weeps.

 
Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Teaching”

Thanks

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Palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


a grateful pilgrim
giving thanks along the way
for each living thing

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hem

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Virgin of Guadalupe candelabrum by artist Anado McLauchlin, La Cieneguita, Guanajuato, México
 


the hem of her dress
blazing a way through darkness
thread by slender thread

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Glimpse

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Southern California
 


When glimpsed through the pines,
how much longer the way seems—
pebble in my shoe.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon