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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”
 
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Prey

Steeple

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


from Vladivostok
to the Sonoran Desert
steeple by steeple
pilgrims following pathways
only eyes of faith can see

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Vladivostok”

Longing

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


longing for something
other than these barren wastes
perhaps one blossom

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Shiba Sonome’s ‘Longing for Someone'”

An Unwelcome Guest

original
 
 


an unwelcome guest
needy beggar at the door
with his empty bowl
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
an unwelcome guest
his defensive posturing
yet he leers at me
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
an unwelcome guest
fertile ground for my contempt—
toss the beggar out

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “An Unwelcome Guest”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Defensive, Fertile, Needy”

Dangling

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


tombstone to tombstone
dangling between death and life
a young soldier’s ghost

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
More Carpe Diem: “Garry Gay’s ‘In the Cemetery'”

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”

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