Category Archives: garden

Stillness

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A shady garden path at Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, California
 


such stillness
between the shadows
and the light
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
The weary seek a resting place.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ripe

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Garden fence, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


little garden
fenced off from passersby
ripe with birdsong

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ravening

Photobucket
 

Lady, you are here—
still my ravening hunger
with one vibrant word.

 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: The Secret Garden at Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, California
 
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In the Fallow Garden

original. Wordle 25
 
 

In the fallow garden,
beside the rippling koi pond
a little bell tinkles,
calling the swallows to rest
from their rambunctious flights.
I offer each of them a crumb of cake
left over from last night’s birthday celebration
at the ballroom on Forty-Second Street,
where there was no hat rack
for my obsolete headgear,
and so I had two choices:
to sit as a wallflower with my hat in my lap
or to dance with my hat on.
I chose to dance,
swirling and twirling around the floor
(by myself, of course) until 2 a.m.,
when John came in his automobile
to fetch me and take me home.
(I so admire his beauty and grace
the way his strong hands grip the wheel,
keeping us on track,
the way they search my face in the dark
pausing at each pore and follicle
to give thanks and bless me.)
And now it is the morning after,
and with my hat perched on my head
I feed the swallows crumb by crumb
beside the rippling koi pond
in the fallow garden.

 
© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 

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