Take a word or two

Beavertail cactus blossom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

Take a word or two—
mingle, calendar, or burning will do.
Splash them on a page,
or hang them with rope
from a branch
like lumps of suet
to feed the hungry jays.
All words woven by your hands
become poems, my daughter,
and yours will be the first weaving
to awaken daffodils
from their winter sleep.
Even the jays
will be amazed.


Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on April 30, 2017, in Anza-Borrego Desert, cactus, California, Macro Monday 2, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Southern California, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Fabulous use of the prompt words…love the words hanging from the tree like that!

  2. to awaken daffodils
    from their winter sleep.
    Even the jays
    will be amazed.

    That is the beauty of having given words to work out in a poem. The structure is more or less there to be rekindled with lots of imagination. And hey presto! Wonderful write MMT!


  3. Yes, when the daffodils wakes it is great… love the use of the words

  4. I love adventures in poetry like this and see your imagination at work.

  5. It truly is amazing what words can do – and where they take us

  6. I like the reference to the jays – yesterday morning I went for a long walk and two blue jays flew very low in front of me. I felt the wonder of nature and the timing of life.

  7. Oh yes, what words can do.

  8. The jays and I… This is so wonderful, MMT. In my mind, I read it in a booming voice, the gloriously knowing voice of Nature speaking to her child. 🙂

  9. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous ❤️

  10. Oh, this is SO gorgeous!!!!! I especially love the closing.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I almost didn’t put the closing about the jays. It was an afterthought—inspired, I guess! 😉

      On Sun, Apr 30, 2017 at 7:58 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  11. I love splashing words on a page and hanging them from trees, and amazing the jays. What a fun read!

  12. And your words also amaze me! xoxo

  13. Luv the direction and guidance given

    Thanks for dropping by my Sunday Standard today MMT

    much love…

  14. Great use of the prompt words.. Clever imaginative and you kept it brief !

  15. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    What an absolute delight to read!

  16. This dances and sings itself off the page. Congratulations,


  17. Pretty photo and fun words!

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