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Four Couplets in Plague Time

Everything stirs up my blood:
Leaves and grass, and squishy mud.
Dancers in the field don’t need
Anything but chicken feed.
Don’t give garbage to your cow!
Stop this nonsense, stop it now!
I wish I could see the light;
Hear bees whisper, “It’s all right.”


Rhyming couplets © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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An art exhibit, Puebla, México

singers and dancers
paying homage to the king—
soulful bumps and grinds

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Ironwood tree Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
the soul drenched in love
seeks nothing, gives everything
finds Buddha within*

even the desert dancers
bow gracefully to the earth

*5-7-5 by Atreyee @ Zebra Crossing
Final two lines © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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The Dancers

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The dancers allege
that nothing can take the place
of an all-night whirl.
~~ ~~ ~~
The dancers conceal
their true purpose in whirling
from midnight to sunrise.
~~ ~~ ~~
The dancers propose
a toast to the old fiddler,
who keeps them whirling.

© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Southern California

Oranges ripen
far from the bamboo gardens—
will the dancers come?

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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