It’s All in the Bones

First there was this:

fingers framed by light
clutching an old rosary
carved of human bone

And now there is this:

My rosary isn’t mere stones.
It’s carved out of various bones:
Bones of a lizard!
Bones of a wizard!
In some darkling way it atones.

Poems © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Posted on December 16, 2020, in 5-7-5, light verse, limerick and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Religiously osteolicious, Teach. Thanks!

  2. Bravo i enjoyed reading the haiku again. And now the Limerick, bravo bravo


  3. What a fun change of tone! Not the creepiness of the first (which I loved as our prompt).

  4. Beverly Crawford

    I guess I need a broader explanation of the “darkling way it atones” . I seem to have a disconnect!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I’m not sure I can explain it either. Good luck to both of us!

      On Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 8:34 AM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  5. Atonement under a darkling sky …… it is possible.

  6. Lisa at Greenbow

    Ah yes, a rosary can take you around and around releasing you at the end.

  7. You know how much I like the first haiku. And the spinoff is wonderful, too. It seems atonement can come in all sorts of crafty ways.

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