Blog Archives

Blue Monday: Shoe

DSC_0006 (4)
Lost shoe, somewhere in California
 


A runner slipped out of her shoe—
A pity, because it is blue.
Her foot is now bare,
She’s nothing to wear
Until she buys footwear anew.

 
Photo and limerick © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #366 at Poets United
 
 
 

Advertisements

Freedom

FtRosecrans031-1
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California
 


“Freedom isn’t free,” they said,
“You have to pay a price.”
Then they sent us off to war,
Fighting nits and lice,
Fighting other people too,
Who bleed like you and me.
“Did I have to die,” I ask,
“Just so you’d be free?”

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Independence”

Drink

 photo IMG_1846_zpsl5nyy4jz.jpg
November morning glory, Riverside County, California
 


on my daybreak walk
a drink of wayside color—
these morning glories

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Drink”

Welcome

 photo DSC_0406_zpsihkrhi2s.jpg
At the front door of a California house…
 


A leisurely welcome to all visitors…

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Bunny

 photo DSC_0235_zpsvts2tkuw.jpg
Section of a floor mat in a church nursery
 


Bunny on the floor mat,
Tell me where you’ll go.
Will you hop at daybreak
Off to Mexico?
 
Or will California
Lure you with its name?
Bunny on the floor mat,
Aren’t you glad I came?

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too

Endless

 photo SoCalJune2013081a_zpsb81e80b8.jpg
Southern California
 


endless months of drought
the fortitude of pine trees
blackbird’s plaintive song

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Footbridge

 photo DSC_0028202_zpsrhofa5om.jpg
Footbridge, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve, Riverside County, California
 


a scrap of paper—
scribbling some words as she walks
across the footbridge

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Paper”

Refuge

 photo DSC_0038202_zpsqxmb0py2.jpg
Old adobe building, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve, Riverside County, California
 


her house of refuge
in the shadows of the oak—
seven prayers a day

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Indissoluble

Harbor

Long Beach
Harbor, Long Beach, California
 


shelter from the squalls
that arise on open seas—
honey on the tongue

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Everyone needs shelter from life’s storms.

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Wednesday Waters
 
More Carpe Diem: “Rough Sea”