Disparate Tales

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Fallen leaf, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Arizona

~~ 1 ~~
three kids on the run
deciding which bus to take—
their furtive glances
~~ 2 ~~
during the first hymn
an old woman coughs in church—
the alto just glares
~~ 3 ~~
swinging the scissors
from one hand to the other—
ambidextrous boy
~~ 4 ~~
wilderness matins—
the liturgy of weirdness
in a lizard’s tail
~~ 5 ~~
after last night’s storm
the smell of white flower heads
battered by hailstones
~~ 6 ~~
autumn afternoon—
the old Chevy’s clicking valves
keeping cricket time
~~ 7 ~~
dabbing away tears
after the graveside service—
the sergeant’s widow

Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on November 27, 2016, in 5-7-5, haiku, Macro Monday 2, Poetry Picnic, Poets United, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. 5 & 6 especially lovely!

  2. Disparate but at once brought together in their isolation – i wonder if blown is a little like that in some cases

  3. Lots to think about! Indeed, if someone coughs during a hymn it is VERY noticeable!
    One does have to fear that boy with the swinging scissors.
    One has to feel for that sergeant’s wife. May he rest in peace & know that his service was appreciated.

  4. Gorgeously penned, each and every set💝

  5. Wonderful! I especially like the liturgy of weirdness in a lizard’s tail.

  6. The cricket’s time… love that, but I suffer too at someone coughing during a concert…

  7. “…the old Chevy’s clicking valves
    keeping cricket time”
    Kinda sounds like my old truck 🙂 Another wonderful visit here.

  8. oh just luv “the lizard’s tail” best

    Have a nice Sunday

    much love…

  9. A lot happening in your life now. So few words say so much. Lovely.

  10. Again, I like them all. Starkly vivid and very evocative.


  11. A great series!

  12. another wonderful set, 5 & 6 stole my heart….

  13. I think I like the last one best.

  14. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    Such vivid pictures!

  15. The alto just glares. I picture a Norman Rockwell moment here…bkm

  16. It is so hard to suppress that cough as you don’t want to disturb the moment. keeping cricket time, I can picture them rubbing their legs together.

  17. I love 5&6! This photo is beautifully detailed.

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