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Tricks

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Watson Lake, Prescott, Arizona
 


how the light plays tricks—
a mountain in the distance
seems to shrug and shift

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Dreams

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~~ 1 ~~
 
sharpening pencils
with the word vicinity
niggling at my mind
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
some magic liquid
to summon seven wonders
from the shallow pond
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
three shorebirds piping
songs to the dunes at daybreak—
their liquid voices
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
lying down to dream
after bicycling twelve miles
buffeted by wind
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
a big bowl of dreams
swimming in natural broth
spoon ready to dip
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
a thin stream of juice
thinner than water or light
in leftover dreams
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
dreaming at midnight—
in the distance a cabin
with an open door

 
Haiku © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Bits of This and That

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This week’s words: infinite, hit, invisible, emits, rhythm, impulse, distance, kneel, creation, whisperings, fists, precise

 


 
~~ 1 ~~
Singers and dancers
shaking their timbrels and hips—
holy the rhythm!
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
A frank confession:
I peer into the distance,
but I see nothing.
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
Where the faithful kneel,
a golden light is shining—
galaxies draw near.
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
A brown paper bag
clutched in a child’s hand can hold
all of creation.
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
Cattails speak in tongues
wisdom taught them long ago—
reedy whisperings.
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
From around the world,
gather stones the size of fists—
change them into bread.
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
infinite wisdom
in recounting bedtime tales—
patience with darkness
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
invisible hand
stirring up the Milky Way
leftovers tonight

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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