Category Archives: Wednesday Waters

Restless

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Animas River near Cedar Hill, San Juan County, New Mexico
 


In an old photo
restless leaves are still turning
into little suns.

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Wednesday Waters #24
 
More Carpe Diem: “Colorful Leaves”
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Restless”

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River

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Animas River, Aztec, New Mexico
 


midsummer morning
the river unraveling
on its seaward way
 
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Rampant grow the tales
whispered by the willow trees
at the river’s edge.
 
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echoes of a crow
still menacing the river
ninety yards downstream

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Wednesday Waters #22
 
More Carpe Diem: “White Nile”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Menacing, Rampant, Unravel”

Herons

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Herons at El Charco del Ingenio conservation area, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


how long the white necks
of herons fishing at dawn
at the river’s edge

 
 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Wednesday Waters
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘How Long'”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Harbor

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Harbor, Long Beach, California
 


shelter from the squalls
that arise on open seas—
honey on the tongue

 
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Everyone needs shelter from life’s storms.

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Wednesday Waters
 
More Carpe Diem: “Rough Sea”

Hieroglyphs

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Reeds at El Charco del Ingenio conservation area, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


with their tangled tongues
ravens writing on the reeds
hieroglyphs of doom

 
 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Wednesday Waters
 
More Carpe Diem: “Papyrus”

Flirting

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Feeding koi, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


in the garden pond
a thousand golden fishes
flirting with the sun
 
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splashed across page one
of this morning’s newspaper—
goldfish invasion

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Wednesday Waters #16
 
More Carpe Diem: “Goldfish”
 
More A Prompt Each Day: “Newspaper”

Bridging

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A footbridge, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


bridging the morning
with broken bits of moonbeam
splinters of the sun

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Wednesday Waters #16
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Bridge of Morning'”

Daydreams

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Koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


in the garden pond
daydreams on the backs of koi
soothing weary souls

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Wednesday Waters #12
 
More Carpe Diem: “Daydreaming”

Washing

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Koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


Before moving on,
I wash my feet in the pond—
koi between my toes.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Wednesday Waters #10
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Washing My Feet'”

Everything

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Three friends at the koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


grasping for one koi
then taking it in her hand—
everything changes

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Wednesday Waters
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘If Taken in My Hand'”