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Three Couplets


I.
Daylight, and the drunk man falls forward on his face;
He lacks a map to guide him to a better place.
 
II.
Sometimes a hearth that’s spacious holds only hints of fire—
Little coals that soon grow cold like everyone’s desire.
 
III.
Anywhere is nowhere when money creeps inside;
Beware when words become a place for your lies to hide.

 
  
Poems © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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My friends leave the room


My friends leave the room,
taking daylight with them,
along with the moon and stars.
The onset of an illness makes me
morbid, not dangerous.
In my trance-like state,
I care for nothing.
What led me away from
wisdom’s eight strong pillars?
Will giving you the symptoms
of my illness point me to a cure?

 

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 

NOTE: This poem is almost entirely the product of my imagination. Any resemblances to my own life are purely coincidental.
 
 
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Daylight

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Wayside wildflower, Northern Arizona
 


essence of daylight
nestled in fragile petals
and serrated leaves

 
 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Way

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November afternoon shadows eclipsing a wash, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

still enough daylight
to make my way through the wash
toward autumn’s full moon

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Letter

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Underneath an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

an endless letter
written from daylight to dusk
in shadowy ink

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Failing

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Beginning of dusk, November, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


finale
the failing daylight
then nightfall
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
fiery prelude
to dusk on distant mountains—
pilgrim presses on
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Sonoran Desert—
notorious for its light
rising and falling
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Singing toxic songs,
the lurking desert creatures
welcome one more dusk.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Weary

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September sundown, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Weary of waiting
for the dragonfly’s return,
daylight slips away.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Dragonflies”
 
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