Category Archives: Colorado

Schoolboy

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Sunflowers, southern Colorado
 
 


 
~~ 1 ~~
 
spreading jam thickly
on a slice of whole wheat bread—
ravenous schoolboy
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
pollen in the air
making the young schoolboy sneeze—
his homework scatters
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
A young schoolboy hops
froglike to biology
down the long hallway.
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
His former teacher
pats the schoolboy on his head
as though he’s her pet.
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
through summer-scorched weeds
schoolboys pushing their way home—
crooked is the path
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
Playground katydids—
schoolboys pay no attention
as they chase the girls.
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
Bored out of his gourd,
a schoolboy totes up reasons
for being outdoors.
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
The hottest schoolboy’s
unavailable right now,
having been grounded.
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
Little red capsules—
the schoolboy’s gulping them down
as fast as he can.
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
shoplifting schoolboy—
his teachers thought him honest
until his arrest
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
In this schoolboy’s life
someone needs to intervene
before it’s too late.

 
Poems © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Raven

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Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 

Even in autumn
raven follows the river
as far as the sea.

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Seasons

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Melange of autumn leaves near the banks of Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


among the brown ones
a single red maple leaf—
autumn’s tattered texts
in the middle of a book
that the author never ends

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Conversation

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Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


among river stones
a lengthy conversation
lasting to the sea

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Texts

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Melange of autumn leaves near the banks of Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


Even in decay
the tattered texts of autumn
tell of summer nights.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Rough

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Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


a river flowing
endlessly to the rough sea
storm songs day and night

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Photographer

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Photographer and subject near Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


The photographer
pleads with her subject to smile
before the moon wanes.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Migration

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Pool in woodlands near Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 
by the shallow pond
reflection drawing northern fowl
a warm sun shimmers*


hiding the stars in their wings
ten thousand migrating geese

*Opening gambit by Joanne Moceri-Taveira of 4JOY
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Riddles

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Low-lying woodland near Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 
my little green lawn
dreams about the pampas grass
I dream of the stars*


even woodland water pools
are filled with sacred riddles

*Opening gambit by JazzBumpa of Retirement Pastels
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Muted

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A glimpse through trees at the Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


The river Kiang—
how distant from the Poudre,
how muted its song!

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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