The Rose


The flower that’s known as a rose
Is beautiful, everyone knows.
Its petals are fair—
No argument there!—
That beautiful blossom, the rose.

 
Limerick © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Awesome


The rose’s beautiful blossom
Is never known to play possum;
It’s bright and it’s bold,
A sight to behold—
Some even say that it’s awesome!

 
Limerick © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “The Flower: Rose”

Blue Monday: Ducks

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona

 


In the blue water three ducks take a swim,
The one in the middle’s a her or a him,
Or maybe it’s neither (though nobody knows),
But this I am sure of: that duck goes and goes!

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

A song rising


A song rising from the wheat stubble
makes air and light and worm take note.
 
The iron door of the silo clangs
in time with the music.
 
By order of an unseen conductor
the song on which your life and
mine hinge will never be over—
it goes on forever.
 
It blows in the wind,
it floats in the water,
it glows in the stars.
Forever.
Amen.

 

Poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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Haiku My Heart: Chances

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona

 


What are the chances
that any stone on the path
will rise up and sing?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Meteors


Meteors never take showers;
They wouldn’t know what to do
With bars of fragrant body soap
And bottles of green shampoo.
 
Meteors never take showers,
And this is the reason why:
Besides their being so flighty,
They’re just a little bit shy.

 
Poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Meteor Showers”

Full Moon

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November full moon at daybreak, setting over Wellton, Arizona
 


meteor showers
blotted out by the full moon—
deepening autumn

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Elephant

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The base of a sundial at Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, California
 


Whose back does the earth ride upon?
An elephant, raven, or swan?
Perhaps it’s a gannet
That holds up the planet
That all of us humans live on!

 
Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Haiku My Heart: Blaze

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A car’s side mirror reflects autumn colors, Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California
 


forward or backward
a blaze lights up the mountain—
autumn afternoon

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hue

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Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California
 


The mountain’s silence
ripens to a golden hue—
autumn afternoon.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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