Category Archives: Midweek Motif

Magical


A poem’s a magical thing;
To feelings and thoughts it gives wing.
And if you’ve no song,
You’ll find it’s not long
Till your empty tongue starts to sing.

 
Limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Of Poems”

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Poems


Of poems there will be no end
As long as the poets do bend
Their ears to the muse
And do not confuse
Blank pages with those that are penned.

 
Limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Of Poems”

Contradictions


To think of myself’s not a chore;
I’m neither a prude nor a boor.
I haven’t a clue
What I think of you,
But of me I want to know more!
 
The “more” that I know might confuse
The sensible side of my muse.
She tends to profess
That I am a mess—
But what does she know of my ruse?

 
Limericks © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
I wrote the first limerick in June for the prompt “When I Think About Myself.” I’ve now conjoined it with a new limerick for the prompt “A Bundle of Contradictions.”
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “When I Think About Myself”
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “A Bundle of Contradictions”

Nests

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San Francisco, California
 


Urban wilderness—
high above the teeming streets
sparrows build snug nests.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Wilderness”

Meadow

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Apache County, Arizona
 


wilderness meadow
tangled with light and shadow—
birdsong cleaves the air

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Wilderness”

Dying

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Shadows lengthen at day’s end, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Wilderness evening—
the breath of a dying dove
settles in the dust.

  
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Wilderness”

Felled

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A fallen ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


Like a great tree felled
you crashed to the earth broken
and forever stilled.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Greatness: In Honor of Nelson Mandela”

Ruined

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Pyramid at La Cañada de la Virgen, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
 


In ruined cities
the dragonflies still whisper
in an unknown tongue.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “City”

Swish

Diego sweeping in Jardin de las Rosas
Jardín de las Rosas, Morelia, Michoacán, México.
 


in a city park
sweeping up last night’s debris—
swish of holiness

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “City”

Ablaze

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Sunset over Zacatecas, México.
 


Midsummer evening—
the city’s ancient houses
seem to be ablaze.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “City”