Timeless Tales

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~~ 1 ~~
feeble old woman
attempting to bathe herself—
soap slips from her hand
~~ 2 ~~
finding a table
where we can sip tea and think
about the next steps
~~ 3 ~~
in his little shop
the sharpener of razors
stropping the last one
~~ 4 ~~
outside her window
the tinkling of bronze wind chimes
as darkness descends
~~ 5 ~~
bowls on the table—
in the azure one a storm
brewing in the broth
~~ 6 ~~
a wicker hamper
filled with sweet and sour dumplings—
lovers’ picnic feast
~~ 7 ~~
humming to himself
as he reaches for the hose—
thirsty gardener
~~ 8 ~~
longing to partake
of sweet and juicy gossip—
the famine women
~~ 9 ~~
a bowl of olives
alarming the residents
of the nursing home
~~ 10 ~~
A bag of poems—
the apple seller hides it
behind the last bin.
~~ 11 ~~
I share this secret
with you and with the north wind—
autumn is coming.
~~ 12 ~~
An almond wafer—
if it could speak my language,
I would not eat it.

© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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More Sunday’s Whirligig #11

Posted on June 15, 2015, in 5-7-5, Sunday's Whirligig, The Poetry Pantry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. These are all so great! The one’s that really struck me were 4,8,10 and 12. Number 8 especially reminds me of all the older women that I grew up around. Watching them get together around the kitchen table, just itching to tell someone else’s tales!

  2. These are marvelous, as always. I especially love the alarming bowl of olives, LOL…..and the famine women.

  3. That last wafer is the body and the word…I am not sure I would trust the apple man though…sparkling travel through thought and time..as always

  4. Each one wonderful and magical…especially loved the first one!

  5. The fifth one makes the best reading, I feel 🙂 Lovely verses all.

  6. Another feat, and this one is more inventive than ever! Soap slips, next steps, storm in the blu bowl’s broth, lover’s feast of dumplings, alarming olives, thirsty gardener, famine women and on and on!

  7. These are all delightful! My personal favs are # 1,5, 6 and 7 🙂

  8. The last was funny, another grest set.

  9. beautiful snippets of life…

  10. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade)

    I love these delectable vignettes!

  11. #7 closer of course….##10,11,12 very intriguing …apples and books – my faves.

  12. #1 really strikes me as so very heart-wrenching 😦

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