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Discarded materials from a construction site gathering evening shadows, Southern Arizona

In a box of castoff wood,
Shadows do what shadows should:
Downplay darkness, accent light,
Making all the world seem right.
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Shadows find homes in strange places.

Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Old wooden door, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México

Whenever I travel to Mexico, I look for interesting doors, so Richard Wright’s haiku speaks to me:


Quickly vanishing,
The first drops of summer rain
On an old wood door.

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on an old wood door
the sorrows of rainless days
brushed in shades of blue

Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Aftermath of the 2013 flood, Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico

chopping winter wood
careless axeman strikes a stone
sparks nest in his beard

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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