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Snow-capped stump, northern New Mexico

borrowing sleep
from the scarecrow’s sleeves
midnight frost

weaves a jaunty new snow cap
for the New Year’s festival

*Opening gambit © by Basho, translated by Jane Reichhold
Final two lines and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
~~ ~~ ~~

stump sporting a jaunty snow cap

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Posted on January 31, 2015, in Basho, Carpe Diem, Jane Reichhold, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Six-Word Saturday, tan renga and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. Love the cap of snow. Cold here as well!

  2. Yeah we’re all in it together now, teacherman.

  3. I love the snow (but that’s because we hardly have any I think!).

  4. There’s so much snow in New Mexico…

  5. one scoop of snow ice cream; magnificent shot

    warm wishes

    much love…

  6. I’m going to need an anti-snow cap very soon if those forecasters are right. Fortunately they are usually wrong, we’ll see!

  7. Happier seeing photos of snow than slogging through the stuff.
    Nice shot!

  8. A dashing hat of snow allows the stump a hint of style and class. It is ready to be introduced to the new year, although doffing its cap will be a bit of a challenge…

  9. I love the fun of your verse! perfect snow cap

  10. wonderful shot and poems!

  11. Totally charming shot. Just love random and fun images such as this.

  12. Love your sense of style.

  13. The cap of snow reminds me of a jaunty festival cap. The subdued lighting and shadow is most appealing.

  14. i think it looks quite dapper


  15. Sooo freezing but beautiful shadow cast!

  16. Those words, those words! Amazing words. Lovely image. Do you live in NM now?

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      No, but one of my sons does, so I visit…

      On Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 2:51 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  17. Plop! Perfect. I love the first poem especially!

  18. With your addition, there’s suddenly warmth and love in the air. Beautiful… 🙂

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