Category Archives: A Prompt Each Day

Ladybug

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Display in the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Las Vegas, Nevada
 


Darling, scarlet ladybug,
On the prowl for bugs and such,
If I met you on the rug,
I would not be frightened (much).

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 


in a garden row
wishing for a ladybug
to devour the pests

Text © 2015 and photo © 2009 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Ladybug”
 
More A Prompt Each Day: “I Wish”

Sweeping

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A variety of aloe in bloom, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Sweeping the garden
of debris from last night’s storm,
I’ve time to ponder
these golden aloe blossoms
near the Buddha at the well.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Sweep”
 
More A Prompt Each Day: “Time”

Flirting

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Feeding koi, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


in the garden pond
a thousand golden fishes
flirting with the sun
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
splashed across page one
of this morning’s newspaper—
goldfish invasion

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Wednesday Waters #16
 
More Carpe Diem: “Goldfish”
 
More A Prompt Each Day: “Newspaper”

Road

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A stone-lined pathway at Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


honeysuckle scent
perfuming the ancient road
that leads to the hills
 
on a rocky road
women with delicate feet
walking with their gods
 
fresh winds from the west
erasing every footprint
from the pilgrim way

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Fresh”
 
More: A Prompt Each Day: “Rocky Road”
 
More Carpe Diem Full Circle Challenge: “Heaven”

Fountain

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Plaza de Armas, Zacatecas, México
 


With the same longings
people and pigeons gather
where the fountain flows.
 
In the quiet hours
stars slip into the waters—
those who drink them shine.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
“Come, thou Fount of every blessing…”

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Fountain”
 
More: A Prompt Each Day: “Weekend Wordle #6”

Today

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Some of the books on one of my many shelves
 


An old oak topples—
what better day than today
to open a book?

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More A Prompt Each Day: “Today”
 
More Carpe Diem: “Classical Way of Writing Haiku”

Bones

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Discarded catfish carcass, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


howling wind—
an autumn note within
the bamboo flute


even catfish bones
quiver at the sound

 
*Opening gambit © by Kala Ramesh
 
Final two lines and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More A Prompt Each Day: “Flute”
 
More Carpe Diem: “Kala Ramesh’s ‘Howling Wind'”

Mirror

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An old King James Version Bible, open to James 1:22-24
 


Peering in the glass,
she checks her appearance, then
leaves her face behind.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Surprise”
 
More A Prompt Each Day: “Mirror”

Weary

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September sundown, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Weary of waiting
for the dragonfly’s return,
daylight slips away.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Dragonflies”
 
More A Prompt Each Day: “Return”

Recalcitrant Student

Because he did not want to learn,
 
His lessons the student did spurn.
 
He cast sidelong looks
 
At all of his books—
 
His homework he tossed in an urn.

 

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More A Prompt Each Day: “Recalcitrant”