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Macro Monday 2: Dandelion


Somewhere in Arizona a dandelion blossoms.
Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
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A Lantern Made of Whiskey

A lantern made of whiskey,
A subway made of glass,
A sari made of tea leaves,
A toothbrush made of brass—
I found them in the bakery
On Smashing Dingo Street;
From chains they were a-dangling,
And tempting me to eat.
But I took out my compass—
See! Dandelions bloom!—
And sought the nearest exit
From that enchanted room.
I found it in a heartbeat,
I took it mighty fast,
I slammed the door behind me,
And then felt safe at last.

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #179
More Poetry Pantry #420 at Poets United


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~~ 1 ~~
ten million poppies
carpeting the soldiers’ graves
near the killing fields
~~ 2 ~~
innocent blood spilled
in a backstreet of Baghdad—
news at six o’clock
~~ 3 ~~
The soldier’s widow—
how can she ever forget
his empty left sleeve?
~~ 4 ~~
coastal snow flurries
in the middle of summer—
those wanton moments
~~ 5 ~~
summer wildflowers—
no one remembers the name
of the yellow ones
~~ 6 ~~
three dandelions
clutched in the little boy’s hand—
his Mother’s Day gift
~~ 7 ~~
aflame with desire
for something just out of reach—
teacakes under glass
~~ 8 ~~
single grain of rice
gracing the monk’s dinner plate—
enough, for a change
~~ 9 ~~
the stallion’s nostrils
flaring with indignation
at bit and bridle
~~ 10 ~~
a spool of white thread
covered with dust on the shelf—
seamstress in mourning
~~ 11 ~~
giving the old chair
another coat of varnish—
summer’s first full moon

Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Poetry Pantry #308
More Sunday’s Whirligig #65


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Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Southern California

Lion in the grass,
because the shadows know you,
they cower in fear.

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Macro Monday
More Carpe Diem: “Lion”
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
More The April Challenge 2013: “Poet’s Choice (Open Prompt)”


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Dandelion, Northern Arizona

the dandelion’s


Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem: “Dandelion”
More Haiku Heights: “Fortitude”