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Strident Voices


Strident voices fill the room,
Stripped of reason, dripping gloom;
In the yard among the ashes
Lie three shattered window sashes.
Mention them enough, they say,
And you’ll turn the night to day.
Later on when winter’s over
And the fields are white with clover,
And our conversations rust
(As we knew they surely must),
Maybe then the world will see
Everyone in chains set free.

 
 

Poem © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Whirligig #302
 
More Writers’ Pantry #54 at Poets and Storytellers United

Cooling

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Autumn starts to show some color, even as a storm is brewing, Coconino County, Arizona
 

autumn afternoon—
the cooling conversation
between earth and sky

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Conversation”

Tryst

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Garden bench at Sanguinetti House Museum, Yuma, Arizona
 


midday trysting place—
our languid conversation
lingers in the air

 

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Conversation”

Conversation

Garden bench photo Sanguinettibench_zps9d5e2a03.jpg
Garden bench at Sanguinetti House Museum, Yuma, Arizona
 


no one on the bench
yet last night’s conversation
lingers in the air

 

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Conversation

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Cottonwood leaf in autumn, Apache County, Arizona
 


the cottonwood leaves—
their conversation turning
toward the midnight frost

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Autumn Night'”

Conversation

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Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 


among river stones
a lengthy conversation
lasting to the sea

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Poetry Pantry #243
 
More Carpe Diem: “Santoka Taneda’s ‘There Is Buddha'”

Lull

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Southern Arizona
 


just before sundown
a lull in conversation—
crickets fill the gaps

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Himmelsk
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Ein Stück Himmel #77
 
More Carpe Diem: “Evening Lull”