Category Archives: Midweek Motif

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
 
 
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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
 
 
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Presence

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Daybreak in the Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona.
 


October morning—
an owl that no one can see
makes its presence known.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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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
 
  
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Balance

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Sunflower in an irrigated field, Southern Arizona
 


delicate balance—
halfway between earth and sky
a sunflower blooms

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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In the Balance


In the balance place your cup.
With great care then fill it up.
It will hold gold, salt, or tea—
It could even hold all three!
Top it with a sparrow’s song.
Fill your cup—don’t wait too long!

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Cleft

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The Citadel, Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona.
 


a cleft in the wall—
the smoke from midday cookfires
seeps into the stones

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Donnie Wants to Build a Wall


Donnie wants to build a wall,
Build it long and build it tall,
Tall enough to keep you out,
Keep you from your walkabout.
 
Doesn’t matter who you are,
If you come from lands afar,
Donnie thinks a wall will do
For the very likes of you.
 
Donnie does not like brown skin.
Donnie likes his women thin.
Donnie and his ilk all hate
Those who breathe and celebrate
 
Liberty and happiness—
O my god, it’s such a mess!
Will this nightmare never end?
Donnie J, you’re no one’s friend!

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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I Am Wind


I am Wind, have you a clue
What the Mighty Wind can do?
Even though I can’t be seen,
I can rage and vent my spleen.
 
I am Wind, I huff and puff;
When you think you’ve had enough,
I’m prepared to give you more:
Stand back, friend, and hear me roar!
 
Roar and huff and puff I will
Till you think you’ve had your fill,
Then I’ll huff and puff some more:
I’m the Storm Wind, hear me roar!
 
Hear me roar, and hear me rage
Like a lion in a cage!
With my hot and fearsome breath
I will harry you to death.
 
I will strip your bones of meat;
From my breath you can’t retreat.
From my roar you cannot flee;
I’m the Storm Wind—bow to me!
 
Bow to me, give me my due!
Bow, and if you have no clue
How to show more deference,
I’ll fling you against the fence!

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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No Clue


Just what can a blue lion do?
To tell you the truth, I’ve no clue.
I’ve never seen one,
Nor has my young son,
Who knows every beast in the zoo.

 
Limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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