Six for Sunday

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Dried teasel, Yavapai County, Arizona

~~ 1 ~~
autumn afternoon—
in the park two young women
kissing each other
~~ 2 ~~
watching the old dog
try to lift his left hind leg
to spray the fire plug
~~ 3 ~~
unexpected breeze
throws my paper boat off course—
autumn afternoon
~~ 4 ~~
leaves in the tea bowl
sinking down to the bottom—
I heed the omen
~~ 5 ~~
impossible task—
keeping the stone on my back
while running 5k
~~ 6 ~~
my neighbor’s mongrel—
how perfectly she retrieves
the little red ball

Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on November 6, 2016, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Macro Monday 2, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Sunday's Whirligig, Yavapai County and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. It is phenomenal how a day can echo in a lifetime in some ways – this poem seems to hint at that

  2. Ah, but the old dog still thinks of himself as a young pup….and why not!
    And yes, two young women – it is a new world.
    Oh no, if only the tea leaves did not sink.

  3. #6 is my favorite 🙂

  4. All these separate scenes somehow paints a world… and if we observe it closely we can see it changing.

  5. How often has my paper boat been blown off course? Wonderful imagery.

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  6. love the images, specially in #6….

  7. Some truly lovely images here ❤️ especially no 6!

  8. The fourth one spoke to me, as when the tea leaves sink, one must re-think..

  9. I love these glimpses, especially the sinking tea leaves.

  10. Nice like watching an autumn day unfold right in front of you… bkm

  11. These everyday observations can be seen by all of us if we concentrate more on the world around us than on ourselves.

  12. I like all these scenes combined to tell a story about a day.

  13. I love the Dried Flowers on the photo. Thanks. #macromonday

  14. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    All delightful.

  15. Just wonderful haiku, MMT! Somehow the paper boat and tea leaves link up for me right now, so I am heeding all warnings.

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