Category Archives: my light verse

I Peered Into the Window

Puebla window
 

I peered into the window,
And there what did I see?
Dreamy shapes made manifest,
Staring back at me!

I could not understand it,
I thought I’d lost my mind,
The shapes were there before me—
Before me, not behind!

I glanced away so quickly,
I nearly snapped my neck;
I stilled my heart a moment—
And then I ran like heck!

 
© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Plazuela de los Sapos, Puebla, México
 
More One Single Impression poems with the theme “Manifest” here
 
More Postcards from Paradise at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
 
More Straight Out of the Camera shots here
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday photos here
 
More Mellow Yellow Monday photos here

Shackles of Hunger


 

Shackles of hunger are holding you fast;
If you don’t eat soon, you simply won’t last;
But there on the corner, right in plain view,
Lies your salvation: hot pollo for you!

 
© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: A street in Cholula, Puebla, México
 
More One Single Impression poems with the theme “Shackles” here
 
More Postcards from Paradise at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
 
More Straight Out of the Camera shots here
 
More Mellow Yellow Monday photos here
 
More Ruby Tuesday photos here
 
More REDnesday photos here

Rainbow Street


 

While walking down whimsical Rainbow Street,
A menacing shadow I chanced to meet.
“Hello, there, shadow,” I said with great charm,
“I certainly hope you’ll do me no harm.
As you can see I have nothing to do
But walk down the street, enjoying the view.
I hope you’ll be kind and gentle to me,
And let me go down the street clear and free.”
The shadow whimpered and slithered away
And left me alone to go on my way,
Greeting whomever I happened to meet,
While strolling down whimsical Rainbow Street.

 
© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, México
 
More Postcards from Paradise at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Mellow Yellow Monday photos here
 
More Straight Out of the Camera shots here
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday photos here
 
More Skywatch Friday photos here
 
More Himmelsk photos

On the Beach

Some seek water, some seek shade,
Some seek sand and sun;
On the beach the only aim
Is to have some fun!

 
© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Bahía de Banderas, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México
 
More Mellow Yellow Monday photos here
 
More Ruby Tuesday photos here
 
More Watery Wednesday photos here
 
More REDnesday photos here

Shadows Dancing


 

Shadows dancing on the wall,
Aren’t you fearful of a fall?
Since you do not dread bad ends,
Dance away your lives, my friends!

 
© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Mundo Cuervo, Tequila, Jalisco, México
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday photos here

Playground Puddle


 

Playground puddle—splish!
Playground puddle—splash!
Playground puddle right through the middle—
Here I come at a dash!

 
© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: A park in Zapopan, Jalisco, México
 
More Watery Wednesday photos here.

Cutting through the Waters


 

CUTTING THROUGH THE WATERS
 
Cutting through the waters,
Buffeted by breeze,
Nothing beats the freedom
Of the open seas.
 
Longing eyes look forward
To some distant shore,
Lusting for adventures
As in days of yore.
 
Nearer still and nearer
Ship approaches land,
Soon we will be welcomed
By the sun-drenched sand.
 
Cutting through the waters
Seeking distant leas,
Nothing beats the freedom
Of the open seas.

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Bainbridge Island ferry
 
 
More Ruby Tuesday photos, click here.
 
More Watery Wednesday photos, click here.
 
More One Single Impression poems with the theme “Free(dom),” click here.

Shadow Shot Sunday: Shattered


 

Splintered window, shattered glass,
All the motorists who pass
Wonder at the malcontent,
Wonder why his life was spent
Shooting bullets through old glass—
Someone ought to kick his ass.

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Twin Arrows, an abandoned trading post on I-40, Arizona
 
For more Shadow Shot Sunday photos, click here.

Ruby Tuesday: Shy Guy


 

Boy in ruby, why so shy?
You are quite a handsome guy.
There’s no need to hide your face—
In this world you have a place.
Take your ruby shirt away
From your mouth—come out and say,
“I am not a turtle, no,
And my name’s not Yertle, so,
I will be as I was meant—
As my mom says, heaven-sent.”

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
For more Ruby Tuesday photos, click here.

Mellow Yellow Monday: Parade Time


 

Line up, line up, children dear!
Beat of big bass drum I hear!
Soon the candy clowns will come,
Dancing to the big bass drum.
Make your long lines nice and straight—
Hurry, hurry, we can’t wait!
We must march to line the street
While the drummers beat, beat, beat
And all but the saddest clown
Rain the sweetest candy down
On our heads and at our feet
While the drummers beat, beat, beat.

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
For more Mellow Yellow Monday photos, click here.
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 408 other followers