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Dazzling Sunset

A winter sunset in Tucson, Arizona is worth stopping to stare at.

A winter sunset—
only in my memory
do the colors glow.


© 2022 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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My Companions

Words are my companions,
I take them everywhere:
Stone and pine and blackbird,
Porcupine and bear.
Words are my companions,
I hug them to myself:
Fork and spoon and teacup,
Honey, pantry, shelf.
Words are my companions,
I treasure every one;
Verbs and prepositions
Roll right off my tongue
Along with a salacious
Adjective or two;
Words are my companions—
I love what they can do!

Poem © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Haibun: Easter Meal

The anchovies on the pizza were too salty, and I’m desperately thirsty. I keep trying to drink some water, but the table wobbles and it’s hard for me to pick up the glass. I never expected to be eating alone in a sad café on a chilly Easter Sunday. Through the dirty window an almost biblical scene unfolds: sheep grazing on lush grass. A shepherd has led them there. It’s so restful to watch that I close my eyes for a moment. But the impatient water prods me back to awareness by snapping out a single word: “Finished?”

On a windy day
the white dove loses her song
somewhere on the way.


Haibun © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher 


Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Fast Food

Travelers can find North American fast food even in Puebla, Mexico.
One photo, two memes.
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Why not go over and see the friendly skies at SkyWatch Friday?
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Palm Sunday Walk

Palm Sunday. While out for my routine walk, I meet a local author on the bridge. “I admire your latest book, the one you signed and dated at the bookstore a few weeks ago. It was a good read,” I say. He smiles faintly, but says nothing—a stony silence. Perhaps his arthritic legs are stiff from the morning chill. Maybe he needs help negotiating the crosswalk at the intersection. No, for without even waving goodbye he resumes his limping gait. Bemused, I look for a coffee shop. Caffeine might clear my head.

Overcast spring day—
the tulips seems reluctant
to flaunt their colors.


Haibun © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher 


Ruby Tuesday: Tomatoes


honeyed by hot sun—

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Thanksgiving Break Begins

The kids would not wait for the bell;
They weren’t going to work, I could tell.
They jumped at the chance
To jabber and dance—
’Most all of them raised holy hell!

© 2009 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Six-Word Saturday: Seeing


When I pay attention, I see.

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Have Fun!

The lessons are over, they’re done;
The gradebooks are closed, every one.
Fair summer is here,
A time of good cheer—
So, teachers and students, have fun!


© 2009 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Mellow Yellow Monday: Playground

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yellow triangles—
handholds for fearless children
swinging and laughing


© 2009 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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