Category Archives: Thursday Challenge

Thursday Challenge: Not Forgotten


 

Felled by raging flames,
they rise again in sculpture,
ready to protect.

 
© by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Fallen Firefighters Memorial, Pioneer Square, Seattle
 
For more Thursday Challenge photos with the theme “Metallic,” click here.
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Thursday Challenge: Breather


 

Time for a breather—
ship creaking though the canal—
then it’s back to work.

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Chinese workers on a tanker passing through Gatun Locks, Panama Canal

 
For more Thursday Challenge photos with the theme “Work,” click here.

Watery Wednesday: Desert Stream


 

stream in the desert—
life-giving water flowing
over ledge of stone

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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For more Thursday Challenge photos with the theme “Water,” click here.

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.

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.

Thursday Challenge: Green


 

cemetery row—
scattered tufts of struggling grass
cheering weary souls

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo taken at Citizens Cemetery, Prescott, Arizona.
 
For more Thursday Challenge photos with the theme “Green,” click here.

Thursday Challenge: Squirrels


 

Furry grey squirrels,
your great curiosity
may endanger you.

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo taken at Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens, Seattle.
 
For more Thursday Challenge photos with a “Small Animals” theme, click here.

Thursday Challenge: Drying Dishes


 

Tea towel in hand,
she strides toward the kitchen sink
to dry her dishes.

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo of iron silhouette in a parking garage window taken in Seattle.
 
For more photos with the theme “Black and White,” click here.

Thursday Challenge: Accidental


 

Shutter snapped—click! click!—
when I grabbed my camera
in the rental car.

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Thursday Challenge: Creaking


 

Once I danced lithely.
Now covered with moss my bones
creak like schooner masts
driven by strong nor’westers—
can I keep them from snapping?

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
For more Thursday Challenge photos with the theme “High or Low,” click here.