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Four Aphorisms for a Time of Plague


1
Unforeseen disasters wait
Just outside the garden gate
 
2
Pity those who lose their smiles
On the heartless COVID miles.
 
3
Comfort for tormented eyes
Is what doctors all advise.
 
4
If you let your lungs get wet,
You may drown in deep regret.

 
 
Rhyming couplets © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Whirligig #277
 
More Writers’ Pantry #31 at Poets and Storytellers United

 

Comfortless

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Prickly Poppy (Argemone pleiacantha), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


poppy-petal tales
of a dark and thorny way
where no comforts lie

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Poppies”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Frost

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Frosty morning, northern Arizona
 


in a time of frost
seeking the comfort of fire
the tales told by smoke

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

Hills

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Cinder Hills, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


Looking for comfort,
though she suspects there is none,
she turns to the hills.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Comfort”

Fiery

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Southern Arizona
 


If Samson goes blind,
can the clouds still comfort him
with their fiery blaze?

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Ein Stück Himmel
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Poetry Jam: “Comfort”