Scraps

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~~ 1 ~~
 
muttering nonsense
the women at the dumpster
rummaging for scraps
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
in a hidden vein
gold ore waiting in the dark
for a miner’s pick
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
hibiscus blossoms—
tearing at them with anger
till they are no more
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
pilgrims on the way
the youngest lagging behind
to pick some daisies
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
from here to Denver
across the Mississippi—
the length of her stride
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
the topmost branches
of a forty-foot white oak—
my childhood lookout
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
the joy of walking
in places with no footprints
crow guiding my way
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
pathway pebble-clear
walking barefoot after dark
for our rendezvous
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
an old silver tray
laden with grapes and olives—
artisanal fruit
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
hibiscus blossoms—
changing their color with chalk
snitched from a schoolboy
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
August afternoon—
the way thunderheads threaten
to flood the washes
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
(extravagant)

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Posted on August 2, 2015, in 5-7-5, Sunday's Whirligig, The Poetry Pantry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Sometimes in the scarps we find the most beautiful treasures – hibiscus blossoms..grapes and olives and August thoughts

  2. What is a scarp :~ i meant scraps sorry!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      A scarp actually exists! It is a very steep bank or slope; an escarpment.

      On Sun, Aug 2, 2015 at 5:15 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:

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  3. I love the youngest pilgrim picking up daisies…

  4. A beautiful gathering of words – I love all your arrangements of them.

  5. Wonderful imagery……..I especially love the crow guiding along the path with no footprints.

  6. Wonderful scraps….#6 brought back some lovely memories for me.

  7. 🙂 another delightful literary visit.

  8. I can relate to that boy in the oak, but having done it it perhaps I should be glad rather than sorry I can do it no more.

  9. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade)

    As always, I love the unexpected places you take us with each word.

  10. #6-8—so full of nostalgia 🙂 Love them.

  11. Number ten is something I tried I am sure. Changing flower colors with crayons or markers.

  12. [applause] I do so love it when you write haiku to wordles … bravo!

  13. Bravo!! how you do it, I don’t know but you are gifted and it’s such a pleasure to see how you make chosen words flow and tell stories…so many stories.

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