First Whirl of February

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The first line of each breath-of-a-poem is taken from phrases found in A Year in the World by Frances Mayes.
 


 
~~ 1 ~~
 
their morning coffee—
spring, summer, fall, and winter
taking it with cream
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
on the balcony
sharing an afternoon drink
fragrant vin rosé
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
on an envelope
one thin line of poetry
trailing to the edge
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
clutching photographs
faded ones from long ago
in her tight right hand
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
a votive candle
casting a shadowy spell
in the holy place
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
through the spice bazaar
following an old woman
laden with saffron
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
open till midnight—
a sign taped to the window
restoring our hope
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
on a lamp table
two little stacks of spare change
enough for bus fare
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
from her only son
a letter written with flair—
loops and flourishes
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
a heap of rubble
where the freeway bridge once stood—
earthquake aftermath

 
© 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 236

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Posted on February 1, 2016, in 5-7-5, haiku, The Sunday Whirl and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. What a fabulous first of February whirl – i suppose we hold onto artefacts..meaningful things..in our tight hands..i like to think they are more than rubble..but maybe as long as it is our rubble that’s just fine!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Personal rubble is the very best! 😉

      On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 6:32 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:

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  2. I especially love taking all the seasons with cream. Smiles.

  3. What a marvelous series. Moments of pleasure!

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