Category Archives: San Diego

Blue Monday: Hoop

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A basketball hoop hangs from a garage, San Diego, California.
 


The basketball hoop stays forlorn
From evening until the next morn.
No kids come to play,
So it’s safe to say
Their absence is what we should mourn.

 
  
Photo and limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Seat

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The seat of a lawn chair set up near the beach, San Diego, California.
 



 
Photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Freedom

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Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California
 


“Freedom isn’t free,” they said,
“You have to pay a price.”
Then they sent us off to war,
Fighting nits and lice,
Fighting other people too,
Who bleed like you and me.
“Did I have to die,” I ask,
“Just so you’d be free?”

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Independence”

Concert

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Waiting for the Spreckels Organ concert to begin, December 2012 in Balboa Park, San Diego, California
 


holiday concert—
the canines’ approbation
yipping jingle bells

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Outdoor Concerts”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Pathway

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Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, California
 


Far from arrow-straight,
still the sacred pathway leads
to the Spirit’s house.
 
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Will 2015’s path be marked clearly?

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Sacred Arrow”

Beacon

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Old Point Loma Lighthouse, Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, California
 
old beacon
hailing all strangers ~
mind the land*


three come sailing in at dusk
spirit, mystery, and flesh

*Opening gambit by Wabi Sabi of Wabi Sabi: Poems and Images
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Ein Stück Himmel
 
More Friday’s Fences #106
 
More Carpe Diem Tan Renga: “Old Beacon”

Santa’s Helpers

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Waiting for the Spreckels Organ concert to begin, Balboa Park, San Diego, California
 


three Santa’s helpers
dressed against the cold and frost
awaiting orders

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More REDnesday
 
More Ruby Tuesday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Frost”

Melting

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Christmas singalong, Spreckels Organ concert, Balboa Park, San Diego, California
 


no frosty voices
only warmth of Christmas songs
melting every fear

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Ruby Tuesday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Frost”

Flares

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Blossom, sea and sky—
their language flares with truth, child,
but please tell me why.

 
 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: California buckwheat in bloom, Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego
 
More One Single Impression poems with the theme “Language” here
 
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday with the theme “Flare” here
 
More Straight Out of the Camera shots here
 
More Watery Wednesday photos here
 
More SkyWatch Friday photos here
 
More Ruby Tuesday photos here
 
More REDnesday photos here
 
More Himmelsk photos here

Together

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Row on row
they lie together—
friends in arms.

 
 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California
 
More Haiku Heights with the theme “Friendship” here
 
More PicStory #10 with the theme “Some Green” here
 
More Monday Poetry Train Revisited #133 here
 
More SkyWatch Friday photos here
 
More Ruby Tuesday photos here
 
More REDnesday photos here
 
More Himmelsk photos here