Quiddities

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Each breath-of-a-poem begins with a phrase purloined from A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller by Frances Mayes.
 


~~ 1 ~~
 
carry-on luggage
one bag black, the other beige
bulging with tchotchkes
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
Without a ticket,
she will not fly this evening—
travel drought begins.
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
going the wrong way—
imagine her great surprise
slamming into oaks
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
leper colony—
warblers among the branches
serenade the sick
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
In another room
a woman with open arms
welcomes motes of dust.
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
between the pages
aiming to find the answers
to unasked questions
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
lighting thin candles
in honor of the feeders
that snatch up small seeds

 
© 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #51

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Posted on March 20, 2016, in 5-7-5, poetry, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Loved all of them, but the woman reaching for dust motes brought me to a complete stop.

    Elizabeth
    https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2016/03/20/what-ive-learned/

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      As it was meant to do! Thank you!

      On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 4:04 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:

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