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Battered door
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México

an old wooden door
needing a fresh coat of paint
wears cobwebs instead

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


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Blue-painted edge of a pallet at a construction site, Southern Arizona

An old wooden pallet
With peeling blue paint—
A quirky attraction
For sinner and saint.

Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Cattle Track Arts Compound, Scottsdale, Arizona

At the wooden house,
a weird white mannequin waits
to welcome each guest.

Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Weird”


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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona

the water beggar
lifting up his wooden bowl
morning by morning

Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Tokens of the Way

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~~ 1 ~~
Rocking in her chair,
the wizened grandmother
dreams of growing tall.
~~ 2 ~~
each Sunday morning
stirring the pancake batter
with a wooden spoon
~~ 3 ~~
Halfway to nowhere,
while longing to be somewhere,
she loses her map.
~~ 4 ~~
needing words of grace
to sustain her famished soul—
bread is not enough
~~ 5 ~~
on a rock alone
daughter of the sea lion
fending off suitors
~~ 6 ~~
sipping from the glass
while slapping at mosquitoes—
sloshes of whisky
~~ 7 ~~
the seams of her dress
unthreading in the brilliance
from a thousand suns
~~ 8 ~~
crisp October air—
she hikes the mountain pathway
breathing clouds of frost
~~ 9 ~~
shattered glass and thorns—
beneath her feet these tokens
of the way to come

Haiku © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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