Category Archives: Three Word Wednesday

Something in the Wind

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something in the wind
seeming to accelerate
staggers out to sea
 
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something in the wind
passive, indefinable
slipping through the gate
 
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something in the wind
seven rogue spirits perhaps
battering the gate

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Accelerate, Passive, Rogue”

Waiting

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waiting for a gift
an affable old woman
with her hands outstretched
 
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Waiting for a gift
they galvanize each other
with spirit stories.
 
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Waiting for a gift
a rangy old coyote
licks his hungry lips.

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Three Word Wednesday: “Affable, Galvanize, Rangy”

Embracing

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


embracing all things
both good and malevolent—
the way of the wise

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Three Word Wednesday: “Malevolent, Probe, Repulsive”

In Translation

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translating Sappho
malevolent old woman
demeans the poet
 
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Translating Dante
she will probe the depths of hell
with the old sinner.
 
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Translating Bracho—
even the repulsive parts
conceal gleaming gems.

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Malevolent, Probe, Repulsive”

Drought

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At her open door
a pale and anxious farmer
scans the sky for rain.
 
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hungry grasshoppers
devoted to devouring
every leaf in sight
 
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seven scrawny cows
stumbling to the riverbed
parched and mottled tongues

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Anxious, Devoted, Scrawny”

Trio

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Faithful companion,
come, let us weed the garden—
the nights grow colder.
 
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Isolate the words
that pierce, provoke and anger—
let them starve to death.
 
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Scrutinize each line
of Pound or Poe or Whitman
for hidden treasures.

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Faithful, Isolate, Scrutinize”

Threesome

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eight hundred pesos
for this gorgeous rebozo—
her burial shroud
 
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jittery blue kite
plunging into the ocean—
Icarus’s fate
 
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outrageous haiku
scribbled in tenement halls
and on subway walls

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Gorgeous, Jittery, Outrageous”

Three Virtues

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Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


To submit one’s hope
to her who bore the Baby
is not a lost cause.
 
She will instruct you
in the tangled ways of love—
you have naught to fear.
 
Finding faith renewed
is the highlight of her way—
every pilgrim knows.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Three Word Wednesday: “Highlight, Instruct, Submit”

Three Tiny Tales

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Though your life is brief,
you may take a stone in hand
while you are weeping.
 
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The geese expose him
as a contemptible fraud—
well his kind they know.
 
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Wrestling with his son,
Abraham is short of breath,
yet the knife insists.

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Brief, Expose, Insist”

Creatures Great and Small

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curious weaving—
two whales swimming side by side
in the tapestry
 
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inevitable—
the birds that followed Jesus
pecking at my eyes
 
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wary and alert
two flies meeting for breakfast
in the sugar bowl

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Curious, Inevitable, Wary”

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