Destiny’s Tales

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~~ 1 ~~
 
tangled in the tree
two crimson kites with white tails—
seven startled wrens
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
old paper, fresh words
torn envelope the canvas
for brushing haiku
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
a brown paper bag
clutched in a child’s fist holding
all of creation
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
addled gardener
dropping her gloves in the path
as the wild goose calls
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
In her new language
she sings of running naked
through the April rain.
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
hoisting new lumber
onto his bruised right shoulder—
the builder of dreams
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
caught in the headlights
of a passing patrol car—
fumbling teenagers
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
On green park benches
old women wearing purple
celebrate the sun.
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
Far from the suburbs
an old woman is striding
toward her destiny.
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
walking through the woods
on her way to somewhere else—
rumblings of thunder
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
To open the book
she needs only a moment
and a trembling hand.

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Posted on July 19, 2015, in 5-7-5, Sunday's Whirligig, The Poetry Pantry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Especially love #3… beautiful!

  2. Good for the women wearing purple. Why not!
    Oh, those fumbling teenagers! Ha…those were the years.
    Running naked could be a bit risky, but fun!

  3. I love #6….so full of that sense of hard-earned satisfaction that comes from working with one’s hands. Love it 🙂

  4. It is always a delight to read your little cameo of life as you visualize it.

  5. So many stories..perhaps she has opened that book already and found the magic within

  6. aw..no 3 is really so cute and just the opposite is no 9..sad and dark…a lovely set..

  7. I like 2. I am always writing bits and pieces on torn envelopes and even bills:)

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      When I do that, I have a hard time keeping track of them…but I keep doing it anyway!

      On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 7:46 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:

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  8. I love them, especially “as the wild goose calls” and the trembling hand opening the book. Wonderful imagery, as always.

  9. I love them all, especially 3 and 6!

  10. The sixth holds my attention. The others are very good, but I keep coming back to the bruised and battered still building more dreams rather than giving up.

  11. I always enjoy your haiku. I can relate to 3 and 4 the most this week.
    I am not sure why your comment ended up in spam. But I’ve retrieved it.
    Thank you – not everyone thinks kindly of my mash ups.
    I actually have an unintended squeal based on a photo prompt:
    Air Apparent ?

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