Category Archives: Three Word Wednesday

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”

Mount

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Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


the sacred mountain—
its way lies through the wastelands
how prickly the path
 
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the sacred mountain—
each pilgrim finds it crucial
for her spirit’s rest
 
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the sacred mountain—
malignant its detractors
scoffing at its fame
 
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the sacred mountain—
a pilgrim’s unvoiced yearning
yielding to the way

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Mount Fuji”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Crucial, Malignant, Yearning”

Threesome

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election results—
how devastating to all
who ran well but lost
 
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gossamer prison—
steely strands of spider web
clamping a cricket
 
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migraine and nightmare—
plummeting into the depths
of a fearsome hell

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Devastate, Gossamer, Plummet”

A Thorn in the Flesh

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a thorn in the flesh—
blood from the sudden puncture
trickling down her leg
 
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a thorn in the flesh—
how it will cripple her soul
is anyone’s guess
 
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a thorn in her flesh—
something numinous lurking
in the painful wound

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Thorn”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Blood, Cripple, Lurk”

An Unwelcome Guest

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an unwelcome guest
needy beggar at the door
with his empty bowl
 
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an unwelcome guest
his defensive posturing
yet he leers at me
 
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an unwelcome guest
fertile ground for my contempt—
toss the beggar out

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “An Unwelcome Guest”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Defensive, Fertile, Needy”

Magic Fields

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in the magic fields
a gifted farmer singing
with blue unicorns
 
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In the magic fields
intense the desolation
of the muggle’s soul.
 
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In the magic fields
rot turns into ripening
at the wizard’s word.

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Magic Fields”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Gifted, Intense, Rot”

A Dusty Scrapbook

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arrogant old man
gripping her dusty scrapbook
as though it were his
 
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a dusty scrapbook
defaced with crude lettering—
her enemy’s hand
 
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a dusty scrapbook
with supple leather binding
holding her secrets

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “A Dusty Scrapbbok”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Arrogant, Crude, Supple”

Seven Tangerines

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seven tangerines
thriving in a barren land
holy wisdom’s fruit
 
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seven tangerines—
intense their sweet aroma
in this twilit hour
 
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seven tangerines—
their fragrance soothing worry
and allaying fear

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Tangerines”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Barren, Intense, Worry”

Just Inside the Gate

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just inside the gate
an adequate little path
through chrysanthemums
 
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just inside the gate
ten thousand rainbow blossoms
their explosive scents
 
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just inside the gate
mistletoe entwined in oak
sacred parasite

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Just Inside the Gate”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Adequate, Explosive, Parasite”

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