Category Archives: Poets United

I almost made it to the park


I almost made it to the park,
the one smelling like an
untamed jungle,
where wild things rub
against rough trees,
leaving little tufts of fur
clinging to the bark.
I almost made it to the park,
but the spirit of the night
nudged me toward ten
thousand constellations
rumbling through the sky,
and I could not help
but take two others with me,
strangers in the flesh,
but kindred spirits,
and we watched
Cassiopeia’s Crown
crumble into dust.

 

Poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
More Sunday’s Whirligig #134
   
More Poetry Pantry #376 at Poets United

Advertisements

Thorns

DSC_0072 (4)
Ocotillo thorns, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Even the new moon
shrinks from the ocotillo
and its deadly thorns.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
    
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “New Moon”

Tangled

IMG_1785
An orange tree in need of pruning in a Phoenix, Arizona backyard
 


Through tangled branches
no one can see the new moon,
even at midnight.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
    
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “New Moon”

Face

DSC_0016
Autumn decoration on a grave, Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


Before the new moon
the cemetery scarecrow
puts on a bright face.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
   
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “New Moon”

Uncommon Questions


What do night, an owl, and a rose
have in common?
Do the birds know what caused
the sun to rise this morning?
If you found the caws of crows
in an oak tree,
would you leave them there
or put them in your pocket?
Why are you perched in the oak,
ready to flee?

 

Poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
More Sunday’s Whirligig #133
   
More Poetry Pantry #375 at Poets United

Blaze

SJCNMOct11072-1
Animas River near Cedar Hill, San Juan County, New Mexico
 


Autumn by autumn
a blaze along the river
outshines every sun.

 
Haiku © 2017 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
    
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Autumn”

Cover

DSC_0198
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


October morning—
a wounded bird takes cover
in a tangled tree.

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

Sunflowers

DSC_0044 (2)
Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Deepening autumn—
the dowdy old sunflowers
put on their last show.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
More Macro Monday 2
    
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Autumn”

Knife

IMG_7327
Jim Harrison’s final book of poems, Dead Man’s Float
 


Light from the window
knifes Jim Harrison’s poems
this autumn morning.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
   
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Bird

d28d4301-e9d6-4564-b746-afc677f408e1_zpsebj3h420
Remains of a ravaged bird, Yuma County, Arizona
 


A bird without its feathers
Is not going anywhere,
Although it longs for freedom
And for flying through the air.
 
A bird without its feathers
Is deceased, most probably,
And will never see the sun
That still shines on you and me.

  
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Macro Monday 2
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Animals”