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Commitment

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Wedding at Guadalupe, Zacatecas, Mexico
 


their marital bliss
painted with commitment’s brush
outlasting the stones

 
Poem © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Commitment”

Skein

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A watercolor by Havre, Montana artist Mary Nault, painted at an outdoor event in Yuma, Arizona
 


from the artist’s brush
a skein of golden blossoms
brighter than the sun

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Hiding

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Havre, Montana artist Mary Nault working on a watercolor at an outdoor event in Yuma, Arizona
 


peony bouquet
still hiding in the bristles
of the artist’s brush
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
From an artist’s brush, great surprises!

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Peony”
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Artist”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Little Things

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~~ 1 ~~
 
cracking one more tooth
on a piece of hard candy—
her bittersweet tale
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
breaking the last plate
in her mother’s collection
to vent her anger
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
selecting a brush
one with a broken handle
for her self-portrait
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
weight of her secret
driving her down to her knees
in utter despair
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
elegant mirror
studded with pearls and rubies—
spider web of cracks
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
at the kitchen sink
humming little hymns of praise
for each daily chore
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
(Still thinking about how to ravish you!)
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
orange marmalade—
licking the last sticky bit
from the silver knife
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
the sigh of the spoon
stirring the seventeenth batch
of pancake batter
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
stop-and-go traffic
wearing out my Chevy’s brakes
one foot at a time
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
fresh load of cement
churning on the truck chugging
toward the building site
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
after the frog jumps
another page of haiku
in Basho’s manner

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #247
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #2

Staggering

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A watercolor in progress by Montana artist Mary Nault at a recent outdoor event in Yuma, Arizona
 


blooming from her brush
first flowers of the season
staggering with light

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “First Flowers”

Brush

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Havre, Montana artist Mary Nault painting at an outdoor event in Yuma, Arizona
 


watercolor brush—
in each bristle a plum tree
laden with ripe fruit

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Brush”
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Vineyard

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Wine grapes ripening, Temecula Valley Wine Country, Southern California
 


a vineyard at dawn
someone with a brush of light
painting the fragrance

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Vineyard”
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Dawn”

Bending

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Unicorn Plant (Proboscidea althaeifolia), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


these wayside flowers
bending toward a shadowed stone—
Cassatt dips her brush

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
More Carpe Diem: “Inspired by a Photograph”