Category Archives: Colorado

Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Yoga House

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In the little mountain town of Dolores, Colorado you can visit the Yoga House. (Well, if it were an essential business and currently open, you could!) One photo, two memes.
 
  
A long loneliness
settles on the village streets—
coronavirus.

 
  
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Why not go over and see the friendly skies at SkyWatch Friday?
 
 
Haiku lovers: Check out the the haiku poets at Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon 
 
 
Photo and haiku © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Autumn Leaves

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Autumn leaves brighten a sidewalk in Fort Collins, Colorado.
 
 
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MACRO MONDAY 2
 
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Footpath

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Two friends follow a footpath in Fort Collins, Colorado on an autumn day.
 
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The worst of your poems

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Fallen leaves along the Cache La Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 
 

Take the worst of your poems
and put them in the bottom left drawer
of the wooden desk that once
belonged to your grandmother.
Lock them away for at least
a year and a day.
Do not think about them,
do not try to revise them
in your mind
as you wash the supper dishes
or take the dog for a walk
or withdraw cash from the machine.
Leave them alone,
leave them for a year and a day,
and when you take them out again
you will see their flaws and imperfections
and you might change a word or two
but your regrets for having written them
will fall away
just as the red leaves
fall from the backyard maple
after autumn’s first hard rain.

 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Macro Monday 2
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Kintsugi: Art of Mending” 

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
 
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #78

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
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Carpe Diem Perpetuum Mobile #1

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
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Poetry Pantry #243
 
More Carpe Diem: “Santoka Taneda’s ‘There Is Buddha'”

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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More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Nights of Summer”

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
 
More Carpe Diem: “Rough Sea”