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Four Haiku


at the water’s edge
the saved wait to be baptized—
old-time religion
 
 
shadows by the bridge
sculpted from hollowed-out light—
great blue heron’s cry
 
 
feet follow cinders
leading to the temple gate
a place of great grace
 
 
fingers framed by light
clutching an old rosary
carved of human bone

 
 
Haiku © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Whirligig #281
 
More Writers’ Pantry #35 at Poets and Storytellers United

 

Ivories

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Remains of a hapless sheep, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
tickling ivories
scintillating music sound
filling the inner soul*


a lamb’s weathered shoulder bone
embracing the wind and sand

*Opening gambit by Carol L. McKenna of A Creative Harbor
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem Tan Renga: “Tickling Ivories”