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Content

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Animas River, Aztec, New Mexico
 


at the river’s edge
how content the cottonwood
to gather shadows

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Issa’s ‘At the River’s Edge’”

If…

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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


If anyone comes,
do not open the gate, child—
the melons will flee.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Issa’s ‘O Cooling Melons!’”

How Many Badgers

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How many badgers are wise enough to thrive on city streets?
Can things that hum and swarm in the forest live without tasting blood?
Are there passions storming the heart’s dark corners that no one dares mention?
It is enough, child, to believe in the magic of unicorns.
It is enough, old man, to walk through the desert at night, singing to the stars.
 
 
How will the bat that hangs in the belfry elude the tolling bell?
How will the creature with no legs jump to safety when the owl drops from the sky?
How can Jesus calm the surging sea with words when he has no tongue?
It is enough, child, while I am with you, to keep hunting the elusive unicorn.
It is enough, old man, to sing every night to the stars.

 

© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #210
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Wise”
 
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Fallen

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Blossoms fallen from an Indigo Bush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


some fallen blossoms
littering the desert sands—
that is all there is

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
More Carpe Diem: “Chiyo-Ni’s ‘That Is All There Is’”

Swallowed

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Red Dirt Shirts, Sedona, Arizona
 


Some shadows like to swallow buildings.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
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More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Six-Word Saturday at Show My Face

Stumbling

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One of many ancient ruins at Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


stumbling over stones
left so many springs ago
no one knows the tale

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Stumble”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Has Spring Come’”

Captured

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Indian Paintbrush, Navajo National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


springtime long ago
captured in a photograph
now the flower fades

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Has Spring Come’”

Noonday

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Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona
 


eight hours till moonlight
to quell the desert’s trembling
from the noonday heat

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Shiki’s ‘Reeds Tremble’”

Lunchtime

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Insect on a yucca plant, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas
 


ravenous insect
lying in wait for its lunch—
the scent of ichor

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Issa’s ‘Skylight’”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Three for Thought

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the way to wisdom
fraught with danger and distress
yet she presses on
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Even in this heat
the honorable justice
dons his heavy robe.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
scribbled in a book—
all her nocturnal ramblings
since she was thirteen

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Fraught, Honorable, Nocturnal”

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