Category Archives: Poets United

Unity

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Three ducks on a pond,
in unity of purpose,
seek the day’s first catch.

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

Strength

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A seemingly frail Fairy Duster blooming in January, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


In weakness there is often strength.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
leaf and branch and bloom—
a singleness of beauty
in the varied parts

 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Weakness”
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Unity”

Blue Monday

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Desert landscape with deep blue sky, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


wilderness fauna
united in enduring
lack of winter rain

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

A Way Out

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Debris floats in a backyard fountain.

 

Trying to breathe in this place,
close to the source of my grief,
while coins thrown in the wishing well
are glimmering and turning—
such madness!
I feel my right foot slip, and then my left,
something tightens in my chest.
Be still, my heart!
You will find a way out!

 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #94
   
More Poetry Pantry #336 at Poets United

Tsunami

Georgian doors, Sandycove
Doors in Sandycove, County Dublin, Ireland
 


evening tsunami
surging behind the red door—
a woman, her man

 
Haiku © 2017 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 

Spilling

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January sunrise, Yuma County, Arizona
 


Tenth day of the year—
the door of heaven opens,
spilling out fresh light.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif: “Door”

Birdhouse

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A birdhouse hangs from a tree at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


a secret doorway
for entering the birdhouse—
cat gives up the search

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 

Savage Tales

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Seedpod of the nightshade, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


  
~~ 1 ~~
  
a runty spring lamb
falls prey to two hungry wolves—
the blood-spattered snow
  
~~ 2 ~~
  
pressed close together
two siblings tremble with fear—
first storm of winter
  
~~ 3 ~~
  
bitter winter’s night—
she prowls about the hallways
unable to sleep
  
~~ 4 ~~
  
night-blooming jasmine—
inhaling the haunting scent
as we sip our tea
  
~~ 5 ~~
  
winter afternoon—
the first snowflakes remind her
of life’s brevity

 
Haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
More Macro Monday 2
  
More Sunday’s Whirligig #93
  
More Poetry Pantry #335 at Poets United

Sky

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Through the leafless branches of an Indigo Bush, the Sonoran Desert sky in southern Arizona shows traces of deep blue.
 


first week of the year—
a glimpse through barren branches
of a fertile sky

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Vision”

Blurry

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A blurry photograph of someone’s fingertips
 


old woman’s vision—
not quite what it used to be
forty years ago

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Vision”