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Brown-eyed girl

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Detail from a mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 

A penny for your thoughts,
brown-eyed girl.
Can anyone grow wise
thinking only of the stars?
When shadows nestle in your hair,
becoming bent and crooked—
is that how wisdom begins?
What about the young boy
who loops himself around
the boa constrictor
and survives to tell the tale?
Will you be like him?
Will you have a tale to tell?
How will you begin?
A penny (that’s enough)
for your thoughts,
brown-eyed girl.

 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
   
More Sunday’s Whirligig #124

Window

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Blue window, northern New Mexico
 


past the blue window
the widow’s spring kimono
wrapped in brown paper

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Soon

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Red Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima), Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


bird of paradise—
even the scarlet petals
will soon fade to brown

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Texts

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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

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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