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Autumn Leaves

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Colorful aspen leaves, Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, autumn 2016.


 
~~ ~~ 1 ~~ ~~
 
tumult on my roof—
acorns and oak leaves thudding
till the storm is done
 
~~ ~~ 2 ~~ ~~
 
Since crowds delight you,
how can one falling oak leaf
give you so much joy?
 
~~ ~~ 3 ~~ ~~
 
Bring me one red leaf
from under the maple tree,
then leave me alone.
 
~~ ~~ 4 ~~ ~~
 
Such a waste of breath:
lamenting the leaves falling
from my backyard plum!
 
~~ ~~ 5 ~~ ~~
 
Two feral cats fight
among the falling oak leaves—
one gets bragging rights.
 
~~ ~~ 6 ~~ ~~
 
Blackbird, O blackbird,
how do you balance your song
on that falling leaf?
 
~~ ~~ 7 ~~ ~~
 
It is no great loss
to watch storm clouds disappear,
but when plum leaves fall…

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Bliss

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A heart drawn in the sand by lovers, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 
 

I hate broccoli—
loathe the stuff.
But it is bliss
to kick off my sandals
and draw on the beach
with my toes.
It is rapture
to wear a different wig each day
and keep people guessing:
“Who is that woman?”
And when I purse my lips
to kiss you? O what delight!
I don’t even worry about the dents
I got in my car last night!

 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
NOTE TO THE READER: Some elements of this poem are autobiographical, but I am NOT a hater of broccoli! The declaration of antipathy toward that particular vegetable just happened to work with this poem.
 
   
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Returning

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Detail from a photo mural, Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona
 


A gluttonous crow
returning to the cornfields
cackles with delight.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Delight

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, Mexico
 


mornings with Mary
you hear the angels clapping
with unfeigned delight

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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