Category Archives: Three Word Wednesday

Needy

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the need to begin—
devious plans for murder
blooming at midnight
 
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the need to begin—
frowning at the obstacles
on her chosen path
 
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the need to begin—
her venomous intentions
seething in her brain

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “The Need to Begin”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Devious, Frown, Venomous”

Water Lilies

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How long till they wilt,
this morning’s water lilies
in Monet’s garden?
 
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a shiver of fear—
the water lilies’ petals
browning as they bloom
 
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only one desire—
to paint my water lilies
as Monet did his

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Water Lilies”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Wilt, Shiver, Desire”

Corsage

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pheasant’s-eye* corsage—
frivolous decoration
pinned to her new dress
 
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pheasant’s-eye corsage—
the amicable florist
sells it for a song
 
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unrefined corsage
made of wilted pheasant’s eye—
still the poor one sings

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Pheasant’s Eye”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Amicable, Frivolous, Unrefined”

* pheasant’s eye: a flower also known in Japan as New Year’s Day Plant

Threesome

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old alcoholic
distracted from her drinking
completely sober
 
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walking in the barn
her genuine sympathy
for the cat-mauled mouse
 
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first night of the year
her modest white kimono
falling to the floor

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Completely Sober”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Distracted, Genuine, Modest”

Variations on Rice Cakes

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The farmer’s rice cakes—
his passionate offerings
for prosperity.
 
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The children’s rice cakes—
under green electric lights
how strangely they glow.
 
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Grandmother’s rice cakes—
we savage them at midday,
famished from the cold.

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Mirror Rice Cakes”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Electric, Passionate, Savage”

Christmas Tree

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Tabletop Christmas tree in an Arizona church library
 
 


tiny Christmas tree
for the great celebration
of life, love and light
 
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brilliant crimson bows
festooning the green branches—
merrily on high
 
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A child’s fervent prayer—
Let there be something for me
underneath the tree.
 
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how thoughtful the gift
placed under the little tree
by a mother’s hands

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Christmas Tree”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Brilliant, Fervent, Thoughtful”

Skating

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Ice-skating rink, Plaza de Armas, Zacatecas, México
 
 


festive afternoon
round and round the skaters glide
church bells stun the air
 
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church bells stun the air
graceful skaters skimming ice
vibrantly alive
 
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vibrantly alive
relishing the glaring ice
round and round they go
 
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round and round they go
while misty-eyed grandparents
remember their youth

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Ice Skating”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Alive, Glaring, Misty”

Aurora

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Chapel of Santo Niño de Atocha, Chimayo, New Mexico
 


sorrowing mother—
a bright aurora of grief
stains the northern sky
 
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What can blunt the grief
of mothers losing their sons
to ravenous graves?
 
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Grappling with her grief,
her world spins out of control—
perhaps she is drunk.
 
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mother of the dead
lethargic in her sorrow
morning bread unbaked

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Northern Lights”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Blunt, Drunk, Lethargic”

 
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon: Day 10

Walking

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walking autumn roads—
compact clumps of blooming gorse
heavy with cold rain
 
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walking autumn roads
how jubilant the pilgrim
keeping time with crows
 
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walking autumn roads
rife with neglected potholes
farmer homeward bound

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Inspired by Richard Wright”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Compact, Jubilant, Neglected”

Failing

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Beginning of dusk, November, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


finale
the failing daylight
then nightfall
 
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fiery prelude
to dusk on distant mountains—
pilgrim presses on
 
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Sonoran Desert—
notorious for its light
rising and falling
 
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Singing toxic songs,
the lurking desert creatures
welcome one more dusk.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Dusk”
 
More Three Word Wednesday:”Fiery, Notorious, Toxic”

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