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No Idea

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She had no idea
that merely sitting
with a book in her hands
on the bench
outside the shop
where records were sold
would be her invitation
to go elsewhere
along a way that she could
neither walk nor run—
as if she were a letter
dropped in a mailbox
sorted by a hundred hands
until at last she
reached her destination
slipped through a narrow
slot in her
lover’s front door, and
announced her presence.

 

© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #258
 
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Nap

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A deep depression near The Citadel, Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


last days of summer
settling in an earthen bowl
for an ursine nap

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Departing Summer”

Bouquet

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A tile mosaic in the courtyard at Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, California
 


in a crimson vase
a bouquet of wildflowers
still holding their leaves

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Leaves”

Wilting

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Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


the garden stone’s heat—
even my white umbrella
is wilting today
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Wilting weather has come our way!

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Stones”
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Concert

Santa's helpers
Waiting for the Spreckels Organ concert to begin, December 2012 in Balboa Park, San Diego, California
 


holiday concert—
the canines’ approbation
yipping jingle bells

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Outdoor Concerts”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Chat

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


ten years underground—
still her husband comes each day
for a friendly chat

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Rallentanda’s ‘A Beautiful Peace'”

Conversation

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Cottonwood leaf in autumn, Apache County, Arizona
 


the cottonwood leaves—
their conversation turning
toward the midnight frost

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Autumn Night'”

Lagoon

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Yuma East Wetlands, Yuma, Arizona
 


near the still lagoon
a nervous titmouse quivers—
hawk seeks breakfast prey
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
near the still lagoon
a tiny lump of feathers
after fatal strike
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Near the still lagoon
a puzzled hiker pauses—
her frisson of fear.

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Lagoon”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Lump, Nervous, Puzzled”

Drought

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


twenty months of drought
the fortitude of pine trees
blackbird’s plaintive song
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
shimmering heat waves
rising in the wilderness—
spirits cry as gulls
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
just before sundown
scanning the sky for rainclouds—
even foxes pant

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Waves, Seagulls, Sundown”

Bedding


Kaibab National Forest, Northern Arizona
 


In the pine litter
ten thousand hidden creatures
find a bedding place.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Carpe Diem: “Pines”

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