Category Archives: Seattle

Mellow Yellow Monday: Jany


 

Jany, Jany,
did the gum taste good—
gooey and chewy—
as you hoped it would?

 
Jany, Jany,
when the gum went flat,
you stuck it on the wall—
and that was that!

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Gum Wall, Seattle
 
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Ruby Tuesday: Homeless


 

Only a hard bench
to catch a few winks, and then
it’s back on the street.

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Near Seattle Aquarium
 
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Thursday Challenge: Disgrace


 

Notorious face—
Nixon resigned in disgrace—
he’s hard to forget.

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo taken at Seattle Art Museum.
 
For more Thursday Challenge photos with the theme “Face,” click here.

Watery Wednesday: Yearning


 

A father and son—
strong arms, strong love, strong yearning—
what can sunder them?

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: “Father and Son” by Louise Bourgeois, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle.
 
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Ruby Tuesday and Watery Wednesday


 

A braying klaxon?
Elliott Bay fireboat will
spring into action!

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo taken at Pier 54, Seattle.
 
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Ruby Tuesday: Gum Flower


 

Gooey red petals
cling to the wall—don’t you wish
those petals would fall?

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo taken at the Gum Wall, Seattle.
 
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Haiku Bones & Poetry Train: Umbrella


 

waiting for night rain
or an afternoon shower—
the blue umbrella

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: “Straw Hat, Carpetbag and Umbrella,” by John Frederick Peto, ca. 1890, taken at Seattle Art Museum.
 
For more Haiku Bones with the theme “Night Rain,” click here.
 
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Mellow Yellow Monday: Dining Room


 

Alone this evening
she dines—neither fruit nor wine
dulls her feral pain.

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: “Dining Room, Rue de Naples, Paris” by Edouard Vuillard, 1935, taken at Seattle Art Museum.
 
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Thursday Challenge: Bordello


 

Pike Place bordello—
bananas and potatoes
purr seductively.
Johns pick up ripe plums with care,
praying sin is in the air.

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Pike Place Market, Seattle.
 
For more Thursday Challenge photos with the theme “Food,” click here.

One Single Impression: Mask


 

Which mask for today?
Wise elders, what do you say?
Fantastic or fey?

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: First Nations masks at Seattle Art Museum.
 
For more One Single Impression poems with the theme “Mask,” click here.