Weird Tales

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A brittlebush blossom on a winter’s day, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

~~ 1 ~~
In a burlap sack
a piece of bread with butter
crumbles into dust.
~~ 2 ~~
For ferocity
she cannot be forgiven,
says the priest in grey.
~~ 3 ~~
Winter afternoon—
why have you gutted my soul
by deceiving me?
~~ 4 ~~
winter afternoon—
going home to feed the dog
from an empty bag
~~ 5 ~~
winter afternoon—
crumbs of holiness hidden
in a paper bag
~~ 6 ~~
Winter afternoon—
having grained the mare,
she lies down to nap.

Haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on February 12, 2017, in 5-7-5, haiku, Macro Monday 2, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. i find #6 satisfying and restful…

  2. Beautiful flowers
    Soothe color starved soul
    Winters tediium

  3. All are great particularly #6. It gives a finality to the episode!


  4. reading about
    those winter afternoons
    with an eager sun

    especially like#5.

  5. The empty bag is especially poignant..

  6. Winter afternoons, crumbs and empty bags. There is a real sense of hopelessness in your words.

    Click to read my story!

  7. I love the loose motif of a bag with crumbs in it. It weaves itself in and out of your poem so elegantly.

  8. Hopefully the afternoon nap will bring good rest and not one filled with dreams that replay the memories of those winter afternoons, except perhaps giving grain to the mare.

  9. It seems the winter afternoons were a time of emptiness. I hope new dreams replace the old memories.

  10. A bouquet of haikus! What a gift.

  11. Love the way the photo offsets this series of haiku.

  12. Enjoyed the various glimpses that you have given of a winter afternoon! There is a tinge of sadness in each….which is appropriate when one considers winter….

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Or when one considers the results of the presidential election…

      On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 11:56 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  13. Each one a whole story in itself which the reader can envision in their minds. (Even number 6!)

  14. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    So striking and original.

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