Category Archives: Three Word Wednesday

Rice Field

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part of a rice field—
in an intimate corner
two women undress
 
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the naked women
in one patch of the rice field—
unsatisfied thirst
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
jagged rice stubble—
no place for their lovemaking
in the harvest field

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘One Patch of a Rice Field'”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Intimate, Jagged, Thirst”

Shaded by Blossoms

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Shaded by blossoms,
a clean and refreshing way
opens before her.
 
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fleshy old woman
seeking the shade of blossoms
in the noonday heat
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Candent noonday sun—
no heat can pierce the blossoms
or their cooling shade.

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Shaded by Blossoms'”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Clean, Fleshy, Pierce”

Buying a Cookie

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buying a cookie
a hauntingly toothsome one
for the homeless man
 
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her impulse
to buy a cookie
at midnight
 
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buying a cookie
and letting her tongue linger
over the frosting

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Buying a Cookie'”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Hauntingly, Impulse, Linger”

Purity

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At the edge of the pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


witnessing pilgrims
in their search for purity—
pine and pond and stone
 
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In the bitter way,
even glorious visions
make pilgrims stumble.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Purity”
 
More Straight Out of the Camera Sunday
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Bitter, Glorious, Stumble”

Filling the Ashtrays

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beautiful ashtrays
filling them with euro coins
to give to the poor
 
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filling the ashtrays—
puff after desperate puff
till the last smoke’s gone
 
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filling the ashtrays
with incense from the temple—
hush of curling smoke

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Filling the Ashtrays”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Beautiful, Desperate, Hush”

Three Little Breaths

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controlling her breath
even as she remembers
his tempting caress
 
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Controlling her breath,
she tries not to glance at him—
but, oh, that six-pack!
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Controlling her breath,
still she manages to pout—
and the goddess smiles.

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Breath Control”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Caress, Glance, Pout”

Fairy Duster

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Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla), Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


wilderness morning—
the flimsy crimson flowers
flaunting their color
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
hungry tongues close in
on tasty crimson blossoms—
hummingbird heaven
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
hummingbird tenses
before piercing the blossom
with its spear-like tongue

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Flimsy, Hungry, Tense”

Chariots

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God’s people fleeing
from rabid charioteers—
which team wins the race?
 
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chariots ablaze
kindled by the wrath of God
in the wilderness
 
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deep into the sea
horse and chariot sinking
at the Lord’s command

 
Because Passover begins on Friday, 3 April, I have taken my inspiration for these snippets from the biblical story of the Exodus.
 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Chariot”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Ablaze, Deep, Rabid”

Chess

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old men playing chess
on a chilly afternoon
fumbling every move
 
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a glorious game
checkmate in only three moves—
the wily old man
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
The petite player,
placing the white knight just so,
declares victory.

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Chess Game”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Chilly, Glorious, Petite”

Melancholy Whore

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Melancholy whore,
annoyed with bargain hunters,
shuts down for the night.
 
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Melancholy whore,
hushed after her performance,
smokes a cigarette.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Melancholy whore—
the pain of indiscretion
pressing down on her.

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Melancholy”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Annoyed, Hushed, Pain”

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