Twice-Told Tales

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~~ 1 ~~
breeze beneath the stars
making prairie grasses prance—
mustangs on the move
~~ 2 ~~
the icy river
where she comes to bathe at dawn—
falling kimono
~~ 3 ~~
a skein left behind
after the wrathful weaver
abandons his work
~~ 4 ~~
on her back porch bowls
filled with drifting lakes of cream—
treats for feral cats
~~ 5 ~~
a thorn at the end
of the long-stem yellow rose
piercing her fingers
~~ 6 ~~
To the forest glade
two women come at midnight,
shattering the peace.
~~ 7 ~~
As the raven flies
over shady canyon lands—
the sound of weeping.
~~ 8 ~~
desert oasis—
from deep within the waters
the thrumming of psalms
~~ 9 ~~
three cups of coffee
as they loll through the morning—
afterglow of love
~~ 10 ~~
dialing the number
of the taxi cab service—
journey into night
~~ 11 ~~
a wicker hamper
with dirty clothes poking out
spilling to the floor
~~ 12 ~~
a month of blog posts
scheduled for publication
before she checks out

© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Poetry Pantry #260
More Sunday’s Whirligig #15

Posted on July 12, 2015, in 5-7-5, Sunday's Whirligig, The Poetry Pantry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. Hard to choose a favourite. All stunning. I like the crazyy woman leaving cream on the porch for the feral cats.

  2. wow! beautiful haikus pouring in

  3. A potpourri of little gems! I’m pleased I’m not the only one with lots of posts sitting waiting to be used!

    Visit Keith’s Ramblings!

  4. That poor raven is getting a bad press again. I used to hand feed one in the garden a few years ago, we had an understanding. Howqever i did manage to have a laugh at number 12 which most would empathize with.

  5. Well I hope checking out is a metaphor not literal…so many beautiful contrasts and images..hope and trial and comfort all connected and put together an illuminating tale

  6. a nice set as always…

  7. I have many skeins left behind (LOL) from abandoned projects.

    Ah, the beautiful rose has a thorn. At least one can SEE them. In other life situations, sometimes the thorns are more hidden – but prick nonetheless.

    A fine set!

  8. I would love those three cups of coffee.. I love to read your gems.

  9. You did a wonderful job with favorites are 1, 5, 7 and 8…I wonder why it is when we see a raven we know darkness cries somewhere? I love the image of wild horses on the move…such a feeling of freedom.

  10. Better than ever! This time I had no desire to analyze the togetherness or separateness of each in this presentation–I simply wanted to share it, and I did!

  11. I love the bowls of cream for the cats and the raven flying above the sound of weeping especially much. The closing one about checking out gives me pause. That would be one way of doing it. Wow.

  12. The ‘thrumming of psalms’ seems to ensure that the pulse goes on through you haiku. Again, I love these snippets of images. Like a modern ‘Canterbury Tales’ where pilgrims offer pieces of their lives.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Love your comparison of my snippets to the Canterbury Tales!

      On Sun, Jul 12, 2015 at 2:05 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  13. The sound of publication. congrats. Have a good Sunday

    Much love…

  14. I have done the last one…exhausting!

  15. Bravo! I tried to pick a favorite but couldn’t. They are all fab!

  16. Number eleven is very much my life. Number twelve sounds like your going on a trip. Enjoy if you are. Another well written set.

  17. Ah, the second one is my fave, MMT. many great pieces..Take a bow!!

  18. I love the ninth! Coffee…!

  19. Bravo MMT … as usual a fantastic series … and I too go for the coffee!

  20. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade)

    Every time, I love the way you take one word and create not only beautiful verses but small stories.

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