Category Archives: light verse

Abundance


Abundance is plenty, so the wise say,
Plenty of apples, alfalfa, and hay;
 
Plenty of pollen for foraging bees,
Plenty of sunshine for grasses and trees;
 
Plenty of crickets for lizards and frogs,
Plenty of rain to grow moss upon logs.
 
With no abundance the world that you see
Just might be empty as empty can be.
 
So, cheers for abundance! All that it brings
Surely’s a blessing for all living things!

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Abundance”

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Grapes ripen in the vineyard at San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum, Lodi, California.


The grapes on the vine are fatter than fat,
Soon they’ll go into the wine-making vat.
 
The honeycomb’s dripping with sweetness galore—
It’s autumn, and Earth’s crying out, “Have some more!”

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Abundance”

Blue Monday: Hawk

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Detail from a mosaic, Springville, California.
 


This hungry hawk’s looking for prey.
He’ll keep looking throughout the day.
When day turns to night,
He’ll give up his flight,
Along with his wildlife buffet.

 
  
Limerick and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Owl

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A great horned owl perches in a palo verde tree in the Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona.
 


One morning an owl in a tree
Appeared to be staring at me,
Or maybe he glared;
It’s not that I cared,
It’s just what owls do, don’t you see?

 
Limerick and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Owl”

Blue Monday: Blue Blossoms

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Detail from a painting in an art store, Angels Camp, California.
 


Blue blossoms ablaze in a pot
Can cheer both the German and Scot.
How clear and how bright
They glow day and night—
They’ll dazzle you, I kid you not!

 
  
Limerick and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Blue Monday: High School

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A sign on a high school campus in Stockton, California.
 


If you are not learning in school,
Does that mean you’re simply a fool?
It might or might not,
Despite what you thought.
The truth is: There’s no steadfast rule.

 
  
Limerick and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Blue Monday: Dragonfly

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A dragonfly zeroes in on its prey in this detail from a mosaic in Springville, California.
 


A dragonfly dressed all in blue
May not look alarming to you,
But bees and gnats flee
Whenever they see
A dragonfly zooming—it’s true!

 
  
Limerick and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Blue Monday: Artisan

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Artisan at work, Galería Bernabe, Tonalá, Jalisco, México.
 


Carefully the artisan decorates the cup.
The lucky one who buys it will have a regal sup.

 
  
Couplet © 2018 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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What If the Panda


What if the panda on Main Street
Suddenly gave up its heartbeat?
The beast would be dead,
And lay down its head,
And no longer rise to its feet.

 
Limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “What if…?”

Blue Monday: When Things Fall Apart

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A blue dustpan holds the crumbled remains of a safety-glass window in Phoenix, Arizona.
 


If something appears to be broken,
No words of regret need be spoken.
When things fall apart,
It’s time to restart—
The journey goes on, I’m not jokin’!

 
  
Limerick and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher