Category Archives: Rhyming poetry

Imagine

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A pathway in suburban Riverside County, California.
 


A path of mere human invention
May somehow defy all convention.
Imagine the creechas,
Mice, spydas, and leeches,
That follow the path with intention!

 
Limerick and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Human”

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Space

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Apartments and studios for artists, artisans, and creative business people, Ajo, Arizona.


An artist’s deepest longing
Is for a sacred space
Where she can paint or scribble,
And serve the human race.
 
Sometimes a lucky artist
Will find a place called home;
But if she is ill-fated,
Then she is bound to roam.

 
Revised poem © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Human”

Sunflower Blossoms

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Sunflowers bloom at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Sunflower blossoms remind me of you
And how you would smile while tying your shoe
To ready yourself for journeys afar;
I keep these memories stored in a jar
 
Along with a pebble and a small bone,
And feathers I found while walking alone
That summer day at the edge of the lake,
Knowing your journey had been a mistake;
 
For somewhere afar, you vanished from sight,
Your footprints erased by wind in the night;
No one could find you, though they looked for days—
You’d gone just like sunlight burns away haze.
 
Many years later, the riddle goes on:
How did you vanish like darkness at dawn?
I have no answer, but this much is true:
Sunflower blossoms remind me of you.

 
Poem and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Why Are You Running?


Why are you running? What do you fear?
Is a great evil now drawing near?
 
Why do you look back, and not ahead?
Is it because of something you dread?
 
What is that something? Has it a name?
Is it a wild thing, or is it tame?
 
See its wild sprinting! Feel its hot breath!
It does have a name; its name is Death!
 
Why bother running, running so fast?
Death will catch up to us all at last.

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Running”

Blue’s Truth

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A bright blue sky accentuates an agave in bloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Nothing’s truer than the blue of a desert sky,
Though I have to say to you I’m not certain why.
 
Blue’s truth is firmly rooted where no eye can see,
In a place beyond the sky called eternity.

 
Poem and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Truth”

What’s the Truth?


What’s the truth about myself?
I am not a garden elf,
 
Nor am I a wayward gnome,
Far from hearth and far from home;
 
Nor am I a bumblebee,
Or a whitecap on the sea.
 
Here’s the truth, if truth be told:
Older than the stones, I’m old!

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Truth”

What Makes Me Happy


What makes me happy?
I know what does not:
A cold in my head;
My nose full of snot.
 
My happiness flees
When hot weather comes;
The heat makes my head
Keep throbbing like drums.
 
And why should I smile
In spite of the rain?
I hate being drenched!
I find it a pain!
 
Another thing too
Makes happiness flee:
When pruning roses,
I’m stung by a bee.
 
I could be happy,
I guess, I suppose.
How long would it take?
Ah, nobody knows!

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Happiness”

Happiness

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Ice cream shop sign, Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona
 


Ice cream is happiness, everyone knows;
It makes you all shivery down to your toes.
Nothing beats ice cream to light up your face,
And make your tongue tingle, and make your heart race.

   
Photo and poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Happiness”

Sunflower Blossoms

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A sunflower blooms at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Sunflower blossoms remind me of you
And how you would smile while tying your shoe
To ready yourself for journeys afar;
I keep these memories stored in a jar
 
Along with a pebble and a small bone,
And feathers I found while walking alone
That summer day at the edge of the lake,
Knowing your journey had been a mistake;
 
For somewhere afar, you vanished from sight,
Your footprints erased by wind in the night;
No one could find you, though they looked for days—
You’d gone just like sunlight burns away haze.
 
Many years later, the riddle goes on:
How did you vanish like darkness at dawn?
I have no answer, but this much is true:
Sunflower blossoms remind me of you.

 
Poem and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Summer”

Forage

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Prickly poppies, Yuma County, Arizona
 


Who’s the inventor that dreamed up this plant?
Its prickles and stems play host to the ant;
Honeybees forage for midmorning sweets
Deep in the blossoms where they find rich treats.

 
Poem and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Invention”