Seeking Sugar

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~~ 1 ~~
last year’s ornaments
still shining in their splendor
for a few more hours—
a luxury to see them
among the pots and kettles
~~ 2 ~~
Where do they come from,
these poems at break of day,
wild as mists rising
high above the balcony?
Even ravens flap away.
~~ 3 ~~
brown wicker hampers
with dirty clothes poking out
spilling to the floor—
you’ve seen them in apartments
where the water’s been shut off
~~ 4 ~~
Behind closed windows
someone is brewing coffee—
a curtain flutters
and dancing daydreams scatter
like a flock of frightened hens.
~~ 5 ~~
Even coming twice
the horses seeking sugar
do not get enough
to satisfy their hunger—
they press against the railing.
~~ 6 ~~
Whose old singing voice
nestles in the empty pot
in front of the redbrick wall?

Tanka and haiku © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on September 27, 2015, in 5-7-5, 5-7-5-7-7, haiku, Sunday's Whirligig, tanka, The Poetry Pantry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Where do these poems come from – break of day or in the rising mists – I am very glad they come and we can grab them in our own unique ways – such as yours 😉

  2. Thankful for those poems that come early morning.
    I like #4…we never really know what goes on behind someone’s closed windows, but we can hope for freshly brewed coffee.
    #5…Horses are like us humans, always wanting more!
    A nice set.

  3. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade)

    Excellent as usual, and i particularly love 2.

  4. I also love the second most…wonderful set….

  5. I love “…dancing daydreams scatter…”

  6. My poems rarely come at daybreak, but more during the day I have to say. Wonderful series though, and what a great use of the words

  7. thought it was a tanka sequence; didnt mind at all the last haiku

    have a good Sunday Maggie

    much love…

  8. Love love LOVE #2, especially:
    “Even ravens flap away”

  9. How I love “wild as mists rising….even ravens flap away”.And oh, that last one is extra special!!!!!!

  10. Excellent series. All so unique and like letting us look into someone else’s life. #4 is my favorite.

  11. Where do they come from,
    these poems at break of day,
    wild as mists rising
    high above the balcony

    Ah.. such a dreamy and thought provoking write 🙂

  12. I loved these images as if I was peeking into someone’s life behind the curtains..

  13. I can almost picture you walking around and observing your world and finding poetry in whatever you see. A gift to be treasured.

  14. Perhaps like life the magic of poems is in celebrating the little things..all shiny and bright in their pots and pans

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      …or shiny and bright like sugar crystals? 😉

      On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 5:19 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  15. Always a delight to visit your verse MMT 🙂

  16. Love the last one….really whose voices nestling? ~ nicely pairing. Ah, voice nestles…..another idea….cool!

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