Mariachis and More

Old Mariachis
Painting at Fábrica La Aurora San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “No More Cake Here” by Natalie Diaz: mortuary, motor, many, midnight, mouths, mariachis, mutants, magician, meth, missed, more, maybe

~~ 1 ~~
old mariachis
their faces creased with music
tumbling through the night
~~ 2 ~~
A little more time—
the cobblestones will crumble
and fresh woods will sprout.
~~ 3 ~~
Maybe the ravens
know more about nasturtiums
than ever I will.
~~ 4 ~~
old poet hobbling
near the pond’s edge at midnight
ripple of water
~~ 5 ~~
Sing me a riddle:
How many crooked pathways
make a journey whole?

~~ 6 ~~
It is a sonnet,
and anything can happen—
pour it in their mouths!
~~ 7 ~~
an old motor home
clunking along the highway
gypsy at the wheel
~~ 8 ~~
thinking once more of
those missed opportunities—
sixty untold tales
~~ 9 ~~
the old magician
seeking advice from ravens
on a windy night
~~ 10 ~~
one breath from heaven
mortuary director
waits for the next call
~~ 11 ~~
sudden explosion—
a meth lab in his kitchen
blows the guy to hell
~~ 12 ~~
seventeen mutants
singing alto in the choir—
the strange ways of God

Poems © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Poetry Pantry #265
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Posted on August 16, 2015, in Sunday's Whirligig, The Poetry Pantry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Well presumably you chose the words MMT so the reading will be interesting but not classic this week!

  2. excellent set…as always…

  3. The crumbling cobblestones are something to remember – nature has its way.

  4. Such an expressive painting but your poems blow me away.

  5. God moves in mysterious ways – so I’m told! Interesting and diverse collection you’ve handed us here!

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  6. #5 is so insightful….really profound 🙂

  7. Each one says so much in those few lines….wonderful images to ponder and delight in.

  8. These little vignettes of life had me transfixed and each one left me thinking …but oh #5 though was just fabulous!

  9. Oh just delightFULL the way these all fell together – pure poetry – pure music!!

  10. Wonderful group of verses, I loved each one….

  11. I continue to applaud your vignettes, but especially liked #3,4, and 5. They seem like a poem all in themselves.


  12. I wasn’t sure how serious you were but I did smile throughout…

  13. Number four is my favorite in another great set.

  14. Favorites: 1,5,6 of an outstanding set.

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