Observe the Maggots

~~ ~~ 1 ~~ ~~
Observe the maggots; climb the stairs;
Smell the coffee; ignore grey hairs;
Your cup is full, you need no more—
Go forth in peace, and close the door.
~~ ~~ 2 ~~ ~~
Enough is enough, fool on the hill;
Hush all your babbling, and just be still.
~~ ~~ 3 ~~ ~~
The one who leaves will return,
Having seen the mountain burn,
And the crocus will rejoice
When it hears the master’s voice.
~~ ~~ 4 ~~ ~~
Neck and neck the horses run,
Uphill, downhill, just for fun.

Poems © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #173
More Poetry Pantry #414 at Poets United

Posted on August 5, 2018, in light verse, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Rhyming poetry, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. “Your cup is full, you need no more—” I love this kind of contentment.

  2. This feels very cosy and secure

  3. Whata great selection, especially the image of the horses running uphill and downhill!


    I like the sequence and the way they end on a fun note!

  5. I love this! 💞 Especially the image of the horses running uphill and downhill. 😊

  6. I enjoyed the lively energy in this poem. Cool images.

  7. And your words seems “full of fun” today!!

  8. I love the playfulness of these… the full cup is a perfect thing… what should we do with more?

  9. these provided me with faith and smiles. good write!

  10. Always i enjoy your witty ones. Thanks for dropping by my Sunday Standard today


  11. My cup is full. I’ll run with the horses. Thank you for this.

  12. An interesting study of staying and leaving, welcome and un-welcome!

  13. I think I know who the ‘fool on the hill’ might be. To much babbling indeed.

  14. You are so smart — and your quick (to read) verses always bring a smile — a rueful one in some instances — but smiles are good and even if rueful (fool on the hill) much better for me than tears!

  15. Foreshadowing from John and Paul, fool on the hill

  16. Another jolly snippet with maggots and grey hairs:)

  17. Each one such a neat summing up.

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