Category Archives: Watery Wednesday

Puddle Wants to Know

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how to transition
from wastewater to ocean
puddle wants to know

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: A neighborhood park in Southern California
 
More One Single Impression: “Transition”
 
More Watery Wednesday

Romancing the Wild

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You can’t step into the same river—or wilderness—twice. Something is always shifting. Something added today will be subtracted tomorrow.
 
Winds fray the grasses. Blowing sand burnishes the stone. A hungry hawk hovers overhead and the mouse runs for cover, leaving tiny tracks.
 
A midnight snowfall dusts tumbleweeds and junipers, cacti and spent wildflowers. I walk through a sparkling wonderland that yesterday was brown and barren.
 
In the desert, snow doesn’t last long: wonderland today, mud tomorrow, dust the day after that. Yet in all seasons, I love this wild place.
 
Romancing a place takes dedication, just as romancing a person. You set yourself to the task for better or worse; for richer or poorer; in sun or in snow, praying that indifference never tames the wild longings of your heart.
 

all the little stones
are singing in the washes
snowflakes kiss the notes

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Northern Arizona
 
More Poetic Bloomings: “Where the Rubber Meets the Road”
 
More The Haiku Challenge 2012: “Dedication”
 
More Straight Out of the Camera Sunday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Watery Wednesday
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Himmelsk

Who Can Love the Frost?

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Who can love the frost,
gripping stone and twig and dust
in its deathly vise?

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Northern Arizona
 
More The Haiku Challenge 2012: “Love”
 
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday: “Love”
 
More Straight Out of the Camera
 
More Watery Wednesday
 
More I Heart Macro
 
More Macro Monday

Painting Images

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Painting images—
is this the life I wanted,
though I could not see?

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Artwork displayed on the Malecón, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México
 
More Carry On Tuesday with the theme “This Is the Life I Wanted, and I Could Never See” here
 
More The Haiku Challenge 2012 with the theme “Paint the Image” here
(I post only my own photos on my blog, so I have taken a different approach to the prompt.)
 
More Watery Wednesday photos here
 
More SkyWatch Friday photos here
 
More Ruby Tuesday 2 photos here
 
More REDnesday photos here
 
More Himmelsk photos here

Strike Up New Music

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Is there no relief
from winter’s wearying ways?
Strike up new music!

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Northern Arizona
 
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday with the theme “Relief” here
 
More Haiku Heights with the theme “Music” here
 
More Watery Wednesday photos here

Soon It Fades Away

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Self, be true, not false,
for false is desert snowfall—
soon it fades away.

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Northern Arizona
 
More The Haiku Challenge 2012 with the theme “This Above All, to Thine Own Self Be True” here
 
More Watery Wednesday photos here

Holy Breath

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By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.
 
Job 37:10, King James Version
 

Crafting cruel frost,
flinging snow across the land—
frigid, holy breath!

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Northern Arizona
 
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday with the theme “Craft” here
 
More Straight Out of the Camera photos here
 
More Mellow Yellow Monday photos here
 
More Watery Wednesday photos here

Dust of Snow

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Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps: Fire, and hail; snow and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word:
 
Psalm 148:7-8, King James Version
 

Is it your singing
that I find so fulfilling,
stormy dust of snow?

 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Northern Arizona
 
More Straight Out of the Camera photos here
 
More Poetry Picnic Week 23 poems here
 
More Watery Wednesday photos here
 
More Macro Monday photos here
 
More I Heart Macro photos here

Icy Morsels

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He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?
 
Psalm 147:16-17, King James Version
 

These icy morsels—
who can stand before such cold?
Only sturdy souls!

 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Northern Arizona
 
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday with the theme “Freestyle” here
 
More One Single Impression poems with the theme “Soul” here
 
More Watery Wednesday photos here

Open Winter’s Book

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Open winter’s book.
Read once more the page that tells
why the snowflakes fall.

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Northern Arizona
 
More Haiku Heights with the theme “Page” here
 
More Share the Joy Thursday ruminations here
 
More Watery Wednesday photos here
 
More SkyWatch Friday photos here
 
More Friday’s Fences photos here
 
More Himmelsk photos here

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