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Waterfall, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona

drinking from the falls
in the absence of a pub—
wine of loneliness
always clinging to my tongue
even though I rinse my mouth

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem: “Waterfall”

Posted on July 9, 2015, in 5-7-5-7-7, Arizona, Carpe Diem, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, tanka and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Wow … what a nice tanka. You have mastered this beautiful poetry form.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Well, thank you! Let’s say I’m working at it. What fun!

      On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 1:35 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  2. Wow MMT , sublime and ecstatic .

  3. Well done!! Love the photo, MMT.

  4. rinsing doesn’t help? then, it must be a question of personality. seems to me that it’s something that gifted people have. maybe i’m wrong… well, i don’t know, but i really like your several posts written as tanka.

  5. How very pure and cool can the Falls water be! It would certainly leave an unforgettable feel in the mouth.


  6. The image of the waterfalls is serene and meditative.

    Wine of loneliness . You have the company of your thoughts. Isn’t it?

  7. Wine of loneliness, that’s brilliant, cheers!

  8. Rare to see this much water in much of your photo work. Beautiful. Salute!

  9. How moving, MMT, so very poignant.

  10. Hard hitting … a beautiful write.

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