Category Archives: Midweek Motif

Stones

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A decorative planter is offered for sale at a New Mexico gift shop.
 


Some little red stones
looking good enough to eat
top the blue glazed pot.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “The Food We Eat”

Grapefruit

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A grapefruit ripens slowly at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


Autumn’s first letdown:
the fruit I craved for breakfast
hasn’t ripened yet.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “The Food We Eat”

The Shopper

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A shopper returns home after an early-morning visit to the mercado in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
 


From the marketplace
she carries in her basket
daily bread—and light!

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Everyday Living”

A Bit of Truthiness


What’s the truth about myself?
I am not a dusty shelf,
Where the cups and saucers sit,
And the crickets never quit
Making noises all the night,
Thinking that they bring delight.
 
Nor am I a blast of air
Roaring here and roaring there,
Knocking wigs off women’s heads,
Ripping oak leaves into shreds.
Here’s the truth, if truth be told:
Older than the stones, I’m old!

 
Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Truth”

Honey


The honey I gather at noon,
I spread on my bread with a spoon.
I haven’t a knife.
Besides, it’s my life,
Not yours, so don’t judge me, you loon!

 
Limerick © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Honey/Bee”

On Guard


A person who’s never on guard
Will never become a good bard,
For poets have eyes
That see beyond lies;
They stick to the truth—and that’s hard!

 
Limerick © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Vigilance”

Stargazer


Stargazer, stargazer, why do you stare?
Has Taurus vanished somewhere up there?
 
Stargazer, stargazer, what do you see?
Are comets blazing far above me?
 
Stargazer, stargazer, I hear your song,
Echoing softly all the night long.
 
Stargazer, stargazer, who will you tell
If a star wobbles and falls in a well?
 
Stargazer, stargazer, if you retire,
Who’ll tell the children of heavenly fire?
 
Stargazer, stargazer, how will the crow
Tell me the names of the stars that you know?
 
Stargazer, stargazer, may your voice last!
May it be fiery and may it be vast!

 
Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Looking at Stars”

Books


Illiterate though he may be,
Books litter his bedroom, you see.
That book on the chair
He handles with care,
And looks at the pictures with glee!

 
Limerick © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Literacy”

Glory, Glory


Glory, glory, morning glory, climbing up the wall!
Glory, glory, morning glory, don’t you fear you’ll fall?
 
High above my head I see you dangling in the air,
While your tendrils grab the gutter and the drainpipe there.
 
Glory, glory, morning glory, if I were like you,
I suppose I’d climb to places just as lofty too.

 
Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Glory”

A Day at the Museum


Mother took me by the hand,
Took me to a magic land;
Crafted birds were on display—
My heart almost flew away
When I saw an eagle there,
Woven out of human hair.
 
Near the birds a tiny elk
Carved from sandstone, not from whelk,
Pranced across a sea of moss,
Gave his handsome head a toss,
Looked at me as if to say:
“Child, do not get in my way.”
 
Room on room we wandered through,
Seeing everything on view.
It was an exciting day,
And we wished that we could stay.
What do I remember most?
Jesus on a piece of toast!

 
Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Museum”