Blog Archives


 photo DSC_0251_zps5r8fqop4.jpg
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
More Blue Monday
More Our World Tuesday
More Monday WRites #81
More Haiku Horizons: “Trick”



 photo 2f4e8350-8f09-4e8a-9c2b-68e3a082c521_zpspnvo2nkx.jpg

~~ 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
More Poetry Pantry #273
More Sunday’s Whirligig #28

Bits of This and That

Banner photo BANNER.jpg
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
More Poetry Pantry #174
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 133