photo IMG_6965ruinsfront_zps2043f897.jpg
Abandoned house, Yuma County, Arizona

In the cabin walls
something purrs by day and night—
a leftover dream.
~~ ~~ ~~
In the cabin walls
nasty little creatures hide,
scrabbling in the dark.
~~ ~~ ~~
cabin by the way—
kneeling before the threshold
a weary pilgrim
~~ ~~ ~~
in the cabin walls
a desiccated silence
wheezing tales of woe

Text © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on August 19, 2015, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Carpe Diem, Poets United Midweek Motif, Three Word Wednesday, Yuma County and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. I always think when looking round old building “If only the walls could talk” as I imagine how lives were lived so long ago.

  2. Such a powerful write 🙂

  3. Dessicated silence…nice phrase !

  4. so much untold stories in the womb of silence…

  5. I love the purring of a leftover dream…i suppose awakeness isn’t quite as gentle…that cabin still feels like a place to retreat to however…much lies in broken walls

  6. Laura Bloomsbury

    quite a contrast between the creatures and the leftover dream – impressive imagination to come up with something so different for each haiku

  7. I am sure those silent cabin walls could tell interesting tales if only they would speak!

  8. Ah, a “fixer-upper”, LOL. I love the purring leftover dream. Poignant.

  9. That second one made me shiver!

  10. These are all really good. I like the left over dreams purring.

  11. Oooh…the thought of a leftover dream purring in the cabin walls….that is just divine!

  12. The mysteries within confines of abandoned houses can be intriguing. Very true MMT!


  13. A silent place that perhaps needed more sound.

  14. I like it when a poet selects an object and guides the readers thoughts about it. You did this beautifully. I could feel the silence in the cabin.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Thank you! I’m glad you appreciate these little pieces.

      On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 7:55 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  15. I love the idea of left over dreams purring. Curled up in the sun.

  16. fantastic – the photo was captivating and the haiku took me into the gaps of silence

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