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Glow

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Morning glow, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


ordinary earth
basking in a twilight glow
holy is its name

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Sacred Earth”

Remembering

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River stone, Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona
 


in a desert land
stones from rivers far away
muttering dark tales
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
fingering these stones
remembering the builders
and the destroyers

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “River Stones”
 
More The Art of Remembering at Recuerda Mi Corazon

A Transcendental Whirl

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Each vignette begins with a phrase culled from “Threnody” by the 19th-century Transcendentalist, Ralph Waldo Emerson.
 


 
~~ 1 ~~
 
nest of bending reeds
near the shore a secret place—
great blue herons hide
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
grass and scented weeds
cradling the children’s laughter
autumn afternoons
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
blade of autumn grain
stranger to distressing drought
welcoming the scythe
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
the wintry garden
holding carrots prisoner
till spring thaws should come
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
every pulsing sound
every thing that does not shine
pointing out the way
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
The stream runs on, but
one diamond is left behind—
rearguard for the light.
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
in books of solace
seeking her long-lost childhood
rhyme by tinkling rhyme
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
see my empty house
the shutters’ crazy angles
all the doors ajar
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
star by star his world
resolving into shadow
as each star blinks out
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
to make this wisdom
demands a seer acquainted
with the ways of stones
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
They cannot bind him,
though their bands be made of steel,
forged by elven hands.
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
spirit strikes the hour
martyr chained by faith and doubt
crackles in the flames

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #223
 
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 183

Peace

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Yuma East Wetlands, Yuma, Arizona
 


beyond lighthouses
where wooded wetland havens
welcome the weary
~~ ~~ ~~


finding peace beside the still waters

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Lighthouse of Alexandria”

Bag

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Sunrise making the Milky Way invisible, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


a brown paper bag
concealing the Milky Way
clutched in a child’s hand

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Milky Way”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Beyond

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Indigo bush at sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


What the trees whisper
in a language beyond words
no mere tongue can tell.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Shiba Sonome’s ‘An Oak Deep in the Woods'”

Tongue

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Bananas, Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
 


how one tongue of flame
licking at the hanging fruit
ripens into song

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Shiba Sonome’s ‘An Oak Deep in the Woods'”

Magic Fields

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in the magic fields
a gifted farmer singing
with blue unicorns
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
In the magic fields
intense the desolation
of the muggle’s soul.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
In the magic fields
rot turns into ripening
at the wizard’s word.

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Magic Fields”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Gifted, Intense, Rot”

Kept

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Spent sunflower, Yuma East Wetlands, Yuma, Arizona
 


Though petals wither,
beauty’s promises are kept
by ripening seeds.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Monday Mellow Yellows
 
More Carpe Diem: “Inner Beauty”

Pine

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Shattered pine tree, Valles Caldera National Preserve, northern New Mexico
 


its broken old bones
hosting ten thousand vermin—
lonely mountain pine

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem Time Glass: “Pine Tree”

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