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Not on Any Map


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

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #166
 
More Poetry Pantry #407 at Poets United
 

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Singing

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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”

Wonder

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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
 
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Old worship sites still inspire wonder.

 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Akhenaten”

Retreat

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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

Wonder

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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
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Bush Clover”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Wonder

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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
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Carpe Diem #435: “Awe”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

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”