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Halcyon

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Yuma East Wetlands, Yuma, Arizona
 


halcyon river
neither ducks nor leaping fish
parting the waters

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Movement”
 
More Straight Out of the Camera Sunday

Departed

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iPhone photo, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


tiny rodent skull
littering the desert floor
a departed soul

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “A Departed Soul”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

A Thorn in the Flesh

original
 
 


a thorn in the flesh—
blood from the sudden puncture
trickling down her leg
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
a thorn in the flesh—
how it will cripple her soul
is anyone’s guess
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
a thorn in her flesh—
something numinous lurking
in the painful wound

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Thorn”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Blood, Cripple, Lurk”

One

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


only one feather
to mark the predator’s plunge
from heaven to earth

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “One of a Kind”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Trickster

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her brown paper bag
brimming with sugary treats
and a trick or two

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem Time Glass: “Halloween”

Texts

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Melange of autumn leaves near the banks of Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


Even in decay
the tattered texts of autumn
tell of summer nights.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Nights of Summer”

Helpful

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


in a desert land
dust whirling round the tombstones
morning, noon and night—
how helpful to remember
the same end awaits us all

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Helpful”
 
More The Art of Remembering at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Whirling On

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~~ 1 ~~
 
the shape of the bowl
carved from chrysanthemum roots—
how unsubstantial
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
first day of the year
bright and blue over Dublin
a seagull screeches
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
behind the green door
something stirring at nightfall—
thirteen bloody fangs
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
the flame that devours
bole and branch, leaf and limb—
how strange the story
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
rack near the toilet—
literary magazine
still crisp and unread
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
all her wishes for
his speedy recovery—
a turn for the worse
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
inklings of mercy
seeping from the holy book
onto her gnarled hands
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
ten million poppies
carpeting the soldiers’ graves—
distant Flanders fields
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
frivolous pursuits
sucking the life from her soul
dollar by dollar
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
the screeching wind
and swiftly rising ocean—
apocalyptic
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
summer’s epilogue
written in the raven’s cry
and the falling leaf
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
barely audible
her voice inviting earwigs
to the garden feast

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #224
 
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 184

Snatchers

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Mission San Xavier del Bac in the Sonoran Desert, Tucson, Arizona
 


made for snagging kites
two palms above the mission
sniffing at the wind
~~ ~~ ~~
kite snatchers waiting for some victims

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Kite”
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Prey

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