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Morning shadows
A woman walks home from market, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.

Love draws her forward
through autumn morning shadows—
she knows the way home.

Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Got No Lucky Shoes

Got no lucky shoes, and I got no magic ring;
Got some silly stories, though, and songs I like to sing.
Got no magic wishbone, got no lucky sox,
But I can think my way, my friend, right out of a box.
Some say I’m peculiar, others say I’m weird,
But folks like me are treasures—not something to be feared.

© 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher

I See You

I see you, but wish I did not;
Your presence is like a dark blot
That can’t be scrubbed out.
(Of that there’s no doubt.)
I’m stuck with you—that is my lot.

Limerick © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Fair Time!

I think I’ll go down to the fair;
I know I’ll find tasty treats there.
Ice cream would be nice,
Topped off with brown mice
And maybe some platypus hair!
The Ferris wheel goes round and round;
It’s quiet, not making a sound.
But all those aboard
Are screaming, “Dear Lord,
We want to get back to the ground!”
That panda without any hair,
The one on the shelf over there?
I’ll win it for you,
Yes, that’s what I’ll do,
By tossing a ring fair and square.

Limericks © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher


lighting a candle—
self-care for body and soul
on the journey home

Haiku © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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A huge chunk of copper ore can be seen at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
the last time words of wisdom
tumbled from the stone

Photo and Haiku © by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Seaside flora can be seen at Border Field State Park, Southern California.

One crimson blossom—
I stop to kneel in wonder,
lost in love and praise.

Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher


Clouds over the University of Arizona campus at a Tucson Festival of Books event before COVID-19.

watching clouds change shape—
first a witch, then a dragon,
then a gleaming sword

Haiku and photo by Magical Mystical Teacher

Way Station

The shadow of an ironwood tree offers relief from the heat in Yuma County, Arizona.

Desert way station—
I rest in a shady place
before moving on.

Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher


A broken-down farm wagon finds its final resting place at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.

for my journey home
nothing but a broken wheel
and a rasping crow

Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher