Category Archives: Verse First

Voices

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sweet voices
she craves the honey
on their tongues
 
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foul voices
putrid with hatred
poison her
 
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dark voices
hearing twisted words
she shudders

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Verse First: “Voices”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Crave, Putrid, Shudder”

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Love the Wind

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Wake up! Love the wind!
It has not come to harm you,
but to show the way.
 
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Wake up! Love the wind!
Those who have gone before you
follow in its wake.
 
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Wake up! Love the wind!
It has brought you to this place
and will give you roots.

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Verse First: “Wake Up and Love”
 
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday: “Wind”

To Wake Up and Love

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To wake up and love
when destruction stalks the land—
this is your calling.
 
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To wake up and love
is to endure suffering—
child, it is the way.
 
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To wake up and love
when all the world is sleeping—
you can do this. Trust.

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Verse First: “Wake Up and Love”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Destruction, Endure, Trust”

She Colors Her Page

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She colors her page,
hoping to bask in the glow
of a thousand suns.
 
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She colors her page
with shades of sorrow and grief—
all her foes rejoice.
 
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She colors her page,
not daring to raise her head
and arch toward the light.

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Verse First: “Colored”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Bask, Grief, Raise”

Alone

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They left her alone
to argue with the four winds—
her petulant tongue.
 
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They left her alone
to lick her wounds and ponder
an avenging move.
 
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They left her alone,
but saw her squint at the sun
as though she could see.
 
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They left her alone,
her mind no longer active—
a wilting iris.
 
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They left her alone,
her body a wizened shell
dissolving to dust.

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Verse First: “Body”
 
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday: “Active”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Argue, Lick, Squint”

These Are the Women

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These are the women
careful to salt the oceans
with their fearsome tears.
 
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These are the women
who hug men and galaxies
with ferocity.
 
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These are the women
who marvel at each mistake,
their stumbling a gift.

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Verse First: “Women!”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Careful, Hug, Mistake”

Whole Again

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She is whole again,
the brutal disease vanquished—
no more feasts of tears.
 
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She is whole again,
no longer having to grope
her way through darkness.
 
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She is whole again—
the transfer from death to life
water in her cup.

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Verse First: “The Cure”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Brutal, Grope, Transfer”

Ragged Flute Player

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Ragged flute player,
if I douse your doleful notes,
will you seek revenge?
 
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Ragged flute player,
as you pipe your naughty notes,
monks begin to dance.
 
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Ragged flute player,
did you summon the pale horse
and its pale rider?

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Verse First: “Patterns”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Douse, Naughty, Pale”

Middle of Nowhere

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Imagine a fence
in the middle of nowhere,
keeping out nothing.

 
Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Friday’s Fences
 
More Verse First: “Fence”
 
More Carry On Tuesday: “Imagine”
 
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday: “Freestyle” (Poet’s Choice)