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Dreams that Call

Do you hear the dreams that call,
Dreams your hands still hope to find?
Stand in wonder of them all,
Pillow them within your mind.
In the shell of your old life
You could stand until you die,
But it’s time to slip away
With the hawk that rides the sky.
Onward through the wind and fire!
Push yourself, do not give up!
You will find your heart’s desire
Waiting in a brimming cup.


Poem © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More The Whirligig #294
More Writers’ Pantry #48 at Poets and Storytellers United

Ask the Bucket

Ask the bucket what it knows;
Ask the water where it flows.
Call the fish forth from the stream;
Call the widow from her dream.
Tap the teapot, swirl the tea;
Tap the night dreams, flowing free.
Wash the dishes, light the lamp;
Wash your face, but leave it damp.
Climb the stairs up to the roof,
Climb, because you need no proof
That your life’s about to end—
Ah, I wish you well, my friend!

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #180
More Poetry Pantry #421 at Poets United


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Ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

summer afternoon—
into the long emptiness
a mourning dove calls

Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More SkyWatch Friday
More Poetry Pantry #313
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”


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Pedestrians on a riverine path near Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
crossing the footbridge
a sound that comes unbidden …
my wild beating heart*

deeper into the shadows
lured by a lone raven’s call

*Opening gambit by Laura R. Williams of Look for a Lovely Thing
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem Tan Renga: “Crossing the Footbridge”