Category Archives: Three Word Wednesday

Seven Tangerines

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seven tangerines
thriving in a barren land
holy wisdom’s fruit
 
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seven tangerines—
intense their sweet aroma
in this twilit hour
 
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seven tangerines—
their fragrance soothing worry
and allaying fear

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Tangerines”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Barren, Intense, Worry”

Just Inside the Gate

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just inside the gate
an adequate little path
through chrysanthemums
 
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just inside the gate
ten thousand rainbow blossoms
their explosive scents
 
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just inside the gate
mistletoe entwined in oak
sacred parasite

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Just Inside the Gate”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Adequate, Explosive, Parasite”

Three Vignettes

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breezy autumn day
tattered prayer flags on a fence
flapping crows away
 
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sniffing the night air
for even a whiff of rain
the hairy farmer
 
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the guava orchard
waiting for monstrous creatures
to pillage its fruit

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Breezy, Hairy, Monstrous”

Three Wisps

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carcass of the oak
the dove seems to be calling
its name night and day
 
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slash of a sickle
laying low the barley stalks
this harvest morning
 
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frost on the ivy
a geek in his cubicle
turns to his touch screen

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Carcass, Geek, Slash”

Hot Air

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skeptical pilgrim
scorched by a blast of hot air
from the mouth of God
 
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a blast of hot air—
summer does not vanish, though
plied with bribery
 
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Clobber her with hail
or with a blast of hot air
for her impudence!

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Blast”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Bribery, Clobber, Skeptical”

Front Pages

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From the front pages,
gleaning tales of loss and death,
she writes a novel.
 
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From the front pages
seven heartless confessions
pummel the reader.
 
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From the front pages—
tales of an entanglement
among three gay men.

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “From the Front Pages”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Entanglement, Death, Heartless”

Bag of Plums

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a brown bag of plums—
the impulsive old woman
gobbles every one
 
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morose old woman
clutching a brown paper bag
of overripe plums
 
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sparse in the market—
plums from the village orchard
to fill her brown bag

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Bag”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Impulsive, Morose, Sparse”

Tiny Tales

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Even the tortoise
knows how to eradicate
traces of its steps.
 
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old mercenary
charming the nursing home staff
with tales of his wars
 
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three squeamish children
skirting the white shark’s body
rotting on the beach

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 

More Three Word Wednesday: “Eradicate, Mercenary, Squeamish”

Trio

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liberated leaves
falling to the forest floor—
first frost of autumn
 
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muddy from the storm—
sacred threads and marigolds
in the temple court
 
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deep in the forest
vicious creatures slavering
for a taste of blood

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Forest”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Liberated, Muddy, Vicious”
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Sacred Threads and Marigolds”

Geography

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farce of the evening—
old woman on the Ku’damm
tarting herself up
 
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glistening wavelets
in the Strait of Magellan—
smooth sailing ahead
 
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tossed in a gutter—
crumpled pack of Lucky Strike
in downtown Detroit

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Farce, Glistening, Lucky”

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