Author Archives: magicalmysticalteacher

Looking for My Mind


I keep looking for my mind, but looking is hard work.
Some folks watching me, I’m sure, consider me a jerk.
If I could find my rightful mind, maybe I could play,
Be lighthearted once again, and laugh the livelong day.
But finding minds ain’t easy; and mine’s been lost so long,
It would take a miracle to right this bitter wrong.

 
Poem © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Weekly Scribblings #59 at Poets and Storytellers United: “I’m looking for a mind at work”

 

Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Snail

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A snail in a mural inches along a house in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Creepers

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A few shadows begin to creep across a road in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona.
 
 
Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
 
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Birds, Songs, and Longings


1.
As we near the lake,
geese arc over the water,
honking a greeting.
 
 
2.
Settling on her nest
at the water’s edge, a duck
keeps her egg clutch warm.
 
 
3.
Rippling mountain stream,
who composed the song you sing?
Surely not the crow!
 
 
4.
Drifting and gliding
over the ocean’s surface,
seagulls hunt for fish.
 
 
5.
Midwinter longing—
if I had wings like a dove,
I’d fly far away.

 

Haiku © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 

The Spiritual Godfather

An homage to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, with phrases found in his New York Times obituary:
 

At the end of his life,
aglow,
the spiritual godfather
at dawn
starts wailing:
“Fireflies!”
Sharp humor and social consciousness
dissolve
like Galilee,
like smoke.

 

Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Bricklayer

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A bricklayer mixes mortar in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Sun Relief

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A shadowy spot offers relief from the sun at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
 
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Five Haiku for the Frigid Season


1.
Come now, let us mourn
all things broken, chipped, and torn—
deepening winter.
 
 
2.
Winter loneliness—
who has skill enough to mend
my threadbare blue shirt?
 
 
3.
Winter drive to work—
on the bridge I see skid marks,
remnants of a crash.
 
 
4.
Itching to plant seeds,
I thumb through the catalog
that came in the mail.
 
 
5.
Bar of soap in hand,
I draw water for a bath—
midwinter pleasure.

 

Haiku © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 

Uncrushed

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Once upon a time a brilliant crimson zinnia bloomed at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
 

After last night’s tryst,
 
one uncrushed flower still lies
 
in the zinnia bed.

 
 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Weekly Scribblings #57 at Poets and Storytellers United

Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Shadows

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Late afternoon shadows settle on a building in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
 
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