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Flowers

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roses in a bowl
to animate her spirit
this month of mourning
 
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A bowl of flowers—
impassioned by the fragrance,
she slips off her dress.
 
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Flowers in a bowl—
the crone would sore pervert them
with her darkling arts.

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “A Bowl of Flowers”
 
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Woven

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the storm-flute player—
so many songs are woven
from notes of thin rain

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “One Note”

Tasty

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Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla), Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


tiny tongues close in
on tasty crimson blossoms—
hummingbird heaven

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
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More Haiku Horizons: “Close”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Close

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


close to the tombstone
blue pitcher filled with flowers—
someone remembers

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Haiku Horizons: “Close”

Convoluted Whirl

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~~ 1 ~~
Three redwing blackbirds
swear an oath to the north wind:
We will outlast you.
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
To be in fifth grade
is to sip from a dry brook—
your tongue turns to wood.
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
Through an April fog
three strange women are stumbling—
one begins to chant.
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
a porcelain doll
without a stitch of clothing—
enigmatic smile
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
singed with fires of hope
a dozen souls in limbo
crying out to God
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
on her wrists and palms
a dozen faces held fast
by tattooer’s ink
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
tumbleweed heaven—
ten thousand miles of fences
on the Kansas plains
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
three crickets chirping
papers littering hallways
my house is too small
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
gaudy little gifts
clutched by desperate tourists
for the folks back home
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
Park bench at midday—
the bag lady rests briefly
before shuffling on.
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
listening deeply
hearing a cry of distress—
from her eyes falls frost
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
moonlit this evening—
Jaffa, the port where Jonah
runs away from God
 

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Sunday Whirl #156

Potter’s Field

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Afternoon shadows lengthen in the potter’s field, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


in the potter’s field
far from any beach or strand—
a widow’s keening

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
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More Carpe Diem #446: “Beach”

Thorny

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Prickly Poppy (Argemone pleiacantha) seed pods at dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


It is difficult
on the dark and thorny way—
stories no one tells.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Plethora

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Just after sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in a barren land
no pattering of raindrops—
plethora of light

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

At the Nursing Home

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at the nursing home
horrible medications
dulling sight and sound
 
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at the nursing home
listless great-great-grandmother
staring at the wall
 
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At the nursing home
the moody night shift nurses
wait for the next death.

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Home”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Horrible, Listless, Moody”

Streams

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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


a single blossom
renewing the streams of light
in sorrow’s old house

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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