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At your touch


at your touch on this cold night
I lean into your hair
which smells of moons and stars
gratefully inhaling the scent
that makes me tipsy
as a hummingbird
too full of nectar
 
the faces of our children
not yet born
will glow with wonder
when we tell this story
thirty years from now
and they will tell it to their children
speaking in hushed voices:
 
how a farmer loved his wife
through sixty years of drought and plenty
while suns and stars and planets
kept whirling round the fields
and wistful neighbors spoke with reverence
of the fertile pair

 

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
More Sunday’s Whirligig #144
   
More Poetry Pantry #386 at Poets United

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Hope

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Decorations on a Christmas tree at a Yuma County, Arizona church
 


Near a Christmas tree
children hope for miracles—
some things never change.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Faith

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Winter sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


the farmer’s children—
putting their faith in his hands,
the hands that plant dreams

 
 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Faith”

Voices

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Puebla, México
 


a flowing fountain—
somewhere the liquid voices
of children singing

 
 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Flow”

Pajarito

 

Haiga © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Birds”

Roses

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


Their children left blue roses
On their dusty grave
As a sign of gratitude
For the love they gave.

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
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Empty

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Deserted beach, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


an empty seashore—
not even wayward children
picking up stray shells

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “An Empty Shell”

Present

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Someone left a stone at Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona. (Read why people leave stones at Roxaboxen.)
 


tiny painted stone
present in the children’s park—
gravel speaks in tongues

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Present”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Barbed

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November sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

Fleeing their homeland,
a mother and three children
move from star to star—
four hundred yards from freedom,
barbed fencing crushes their dream.

 
Tanka and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Ein Stück Himmel
 
More Friday’s Fences #106
 
More Carpe Diem’s Tanka Shrine #2
 
More Poets United Midweek Motif: “Freedom”

Petal

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Bugambilia (bougainvillea), Los Algodones, Baja California Norte, México
 


If you have no star,
then wish upon a petal—
wee ones know it works.

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Ein Stück Himmel
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Friday’s Fences #101
 
More Haiku My Heart (Mornings with Mary) at Recuerda Mi Corazon