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Dreams that Call

Do you hear the dreams that call,
Dreams your hands still hope to find?
Stand in wonder of them all,
Pillow them within your mind.
In the shell of your old life
You could stand until you die,
But it’s time to slip away
With the hawk that rides the sky.
Onward through the wind and fire!
Push yourself, do not give up!
You will find your heart’s desire
Waiting in a brimming cup.


Poem © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Not on Any Map

not on any map
the road across the desert
stretches on for years
~~ ~~ ~~
they travel by car
their destination unknown
fleeing disaster
~~ ~~ ~~
a set of footprints
swept away by whipping wind
and the ocean’s surf
~~ ~~ ~~
near a wooden door
stands a wooden rocking horse
and a lonely child
~~ ~~ ~~
morning glory seeds
tucked into an envelope—
their hidden blossoms
~~ ~~ ~~
a tentative smile
after six weeks of sorrow
in the cancer ward
~~ ~~ ~~
hanging new curtains
to defy the brilliant light
of a summer’s day
~~ ~~ ~~
blackbird in the oak—
the greatness of his wingspan
as he starts to fly
~~ ~~ ~~
hapless refugee
her sense of wonder stolen
by a border guard

Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #166
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Organ pipe cactus blossom, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

singing in wonder
before the cream-white blossom—
one dove joins my song

Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”


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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
~~ ~~ ~~
Old worship sites still inspire wonder.

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More Carpe Diem: “Akhenaten”


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Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Larry Frank Collection at the New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe

Even the glaciers
retreat when the Virgin sighs—
owls blink in wonder.

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem: “Glacier”
More Haiku My Heart & Twelve Days of Mary, Day 12, at Recuerda Mi Corazon


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October sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

even the Buddha
blinks in wonder this morning—
no more bush clover

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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More Carpe Diem: “Bush Clover”
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon


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Seaside flora at Border Field State Park, Southern California

one blossom—
dropping to my knees
in wonder

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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More Carpe Diem #435: “Awe”
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Stalking Pigeons

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Among pigeons in the Zocalo, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

step by stealthy step
two children stalking pigeons
in awe and wonder

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem: “Pigeon”