Category Archives: O. Mabson Southard

Undulating

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Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve, Riverside County, California
 


underneath a fence
the undulating grasses
crying out for rain

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Sharing

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Barrel cactus blossoms, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


This morning’s rainbow
shares its red-tangerine edge
with cactus blossoms.

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Snapping

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wolves on the lake shore
snapping at the morning mist—
a frightened loon shrieks

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Southard’s ‘The Cry of a Loon'”

Six-Word Whirl

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Sometimes paradise
is defaced with rusty stains
that God can’t scrub out.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
in the garden pool
abundant summer magic
ten thousand tadpoles
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Sometimes paradise
is the heart of God breaking—
only three pieces.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
in the garden pool
little ripples of intrigue
the minnows flashing
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Sometimes paradise
is Christ clang-clanging a bell,
keeping us from sleep.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
In the garden pool
a bullfrog finds the answer
to the sizzling heat.

Text © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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