Strange Little Songs

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~~ 1 ~~
 
With plastic roses,
some of them scarlet, some white,
we freshen the graves.
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
a spicy salad—
picking at it in silence
with white plastic forks
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
a discarded tire
verses carved in the sidewall
honoring road trips
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
Discarded boxes—
seven refugees pretend
they have found new homes.
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
blind man’s violin
flying as though Marc Chagall
had lifted his brush
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
no one knows their names—
illegible inscriptions
on toppled tombstones
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
God wears out his shoes
and takes them to the temple
for some quick repairs.
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
demanding a song
from the bird that cannot sing—
demented woman
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
holding hot cocoa
in my left hand while scribbling
haiku with my right
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
two children use them
to play a game of marbles—
olives from the bowl
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
the stench of decay
rising from New Orleans streets
after Katrina
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
an old apple tree
bearing rusty jackknife scars—
Kevin loves Suzanne

 
Poems © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #23

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Posted on September 7, 2015, in 5-7-5, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. You are the queen of wordle in haiku…wow!!! amazing storyteller…love the 5th haiku image!

  2. I haven’t done a Sunday Whirl in a while. I like your poems…especially the ones that remind us of plastic refuge and of the human refugees as well.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Thanks for your visit. I appreciate your kind words.

      On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 3:39 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:

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  3. What a beautifully interconnected set of images – the repletion of plastic felt like emptiness..the name carved in the tree maybe fuller…lasting?

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      The names in the tree will last until the bark closes over them…

      On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 4:43 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:

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  4. blind man’s violin
    flying as though Marc Chagall
    had lifted his brush

    This one was my favorite. You have skill haiku pen!

    Thanks for visiting the 5th room… hope you also enjoyed 1-4, at least 5 more to go.

  5. Bravo! I love how you do wordle your haiku .. fantastic!

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