Poems


Of poems there will be no end
As long as the poets do bend
Their ears to the muse
And do not confuse
Blank pages with those that are penned.

 
Limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Of Poems”

Ruby Tuesday Too: From a Grave

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Silk flowers carried from a grave by the wind, Yuma County, Arizona.
 
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Blue Monday: Wild and Lonely Place

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


In a wild and lonely place
Hikers may come face to face
With beasts hungry, gaunt, and weak—
At that point it’s best to shriek!

 
  
Poem and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Seedpods

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Burst and dried seedpods of an agave plant, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 



 
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Observe the Maggots


 
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Observe the maggots; climb the stairs;
Smell the coffee; ignore grey hairs;
Your cup is full, you need no more—
Go forth in peace, and close the door.
 
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Enough is enough, fool on the hill;
Hush all your babbling, and just be still.
 
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The one who leaves will return,
Having seen the mountain burn,
And the crocus will rejoice
When it hears the master’s voice.
 
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Neck and neck the horses run,
Uphill, downhill, just for fun.

 
Poems © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #173
 
More Poetry Pantry #414 at Poets United
 

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Mosaic

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A mosaic of Jesus and the children at Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona.
 
Photo © 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Haiku My Heart: Hosting Today for Rebecca

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Summer sunrise in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


Early in the month
a door in heaven opens,
letting light spill out.

 
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Mist

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


Mist on the mountain—
a blackbird seeking its nest
starts to go astray.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Contradictions


To think of myself’s not a chore;
I’m neither a prude nor a boor.
I haven’t a clue
What I think of you,
But of me I want to know more!
 
The “more” that I know might confuse
The sensible side of my muse.
She tends to profess
That I am a mess—
But what does she know of my ruse?

 
Limericks © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
I wrote the first limerick in June for the prompt “When I Think About Myself.” I’ve now conjoined it with a new limerick for the prompt “A Bundle of Contradictions.”
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “When I Think About Myself”
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “A Bundle of Contradictions”

Ruby Tuesday Too: Barbershop

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A barbershop is closed for the evening, Dayton, Washington.
 
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