Category Archives: The Thursday Think Tank

Six Takes on ‘News’


 

naked in the grass
we lay until the news came—
runaway blue kite
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
I’ve known no sorrow
worthy of being printed
in the morning news.
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
sweetening the air
news of the old man’s demise
no more cruelties
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
the end of winter—
good news to eager sowers
waiting with fresh seeds
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
Even the roadblocks
can’t keep news from travelling
village to village.
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~
 
In moments like these
no one cares about the news—
a fresh grizzly track.

 
Text © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Tortured Landscape

Take 2
 

This tortured landscape—
stealthy blooms and stippled fruit—
who could wish for more?

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Withered prickly pear fruit, Northern Arizona
 
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Raven Has One Wish

Luna, NM
 

Raven has one wish
and does not want to waste it
sitting on the fence.

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Luna, New Mexico
 
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I Kneel in Wonder

Alpine flowers
 

I kneel in wonder,
spellbound, as spring calls forth life
even from cold stone.

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Alpine, Arizona
 
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Banjo String

Photobucket
 

twanging from a fence
the music of endurance—
this old banjo string
 

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Northern Arizona
 
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Even Barbed Fences

Photobucket
 

Even barbed fences
cannot stop the transition
from darkness to light.

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Sunrise, Northern Arizona
 
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Fleeting Flecks of Light

Photobucket
 

Here today and gone,
the poppies lack endurance—
fleeting flecks of light.

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Southern California
 
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Feathered Sky

Photobucket
 

If you were erased,
the fence would have no shelter,
feathered sky of blue.

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Southern California
 
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Brushing the Sky

Feather in the Fence

Photobucket
 

Feather in the fence—
someone must have stolen it,
for crow was asking.

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Fence around a small nursery, Southern California
 
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