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Melody

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The Sonoran Desert landscape near Ajo, Arizona
 


On which page is it written,
In which trustworthy book,
That barren places warrant
No glance or second look?
 
The unassuming places
Hold more than eye can see,
And for those with ears to hear,
A soulful melody.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Today

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Some of the books on one of my many shelves
 


An old oak topples—
what better day than today
to open a book?

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Seasons

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Melange of autumn leaves near the banks of Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


among the brown ones
a single red maple leaf—
autumn’s tattered texts
in the middle of a book
that the author never ends

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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No Idea

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She had no idea
that merely sitting
with a book in her hands
on the bench
outside the shop
where records were sold
would be her invitation
to go elsewhere
along a way that she could
neither walk nor run—
as if she were a letter
dropped in a mailbox
sorted by a hundred hands
until at last she
reached her destination
slipped through a narrow
slot in her
lover’s front door, and
announced her presence.

 

© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Bait

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


summer evening
a breeze turns leaves over
abandoned book


fishermen bait the shadows
hoping to catch a fresh word

*Opening gambit © by Nicole the Local Artist
 
Final two lines and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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